Opting to shop the “magnificent mile” of Chicago, instead of the aquarium, rendered numerous moments of family pleasure. Countless souvenir shops lined Michigan Avenue, with Chicago history and sports paraphernalia galore. The Lego store had unbelievable models of Chicago built completely out of Lego pieces with a Lego Godzilla tromping through the streets. They also had a gargantuan tarantula, life size R2D2, Woody from Toy Story, and even a man on a park bench with a bird on his head leaving droppings on his shoulder; all from tiny Lego pieces! I was awestruck and thought how long it must have taken some worker to assemble those creations one brick at a time.
My daughter captured a beautiful shot of the river and the skyscraper background disappearing into the thick fog. I’m going to save it as my desktop background. She also informed us that Michigan Avenue in Chicago is the same street near our house hundreds of miles away.
We ate lunch at TGIF and identified highlights of our trip. Even the meal had memorable items; like the turkey, cheese, & spinach dip or the vanilla cheese cake that had to be the best dessert ever. I couldn’t pick a highlight as I basked in their laughter-filled faces. The whole trip had blocks of memories creating one fabulous family weekend. Like my teenagers jumping on the hotel beds with acrobat style, while jousting pillows at each other. (I suppose I should have stopped them. I did tell them to watch out for the lamp. )
So, what does all this have to do with God? Well everything in life can be related to God. The moments of our life are Lego pieces. If we hand over our blocks to the master designer, He creates amazing products giving our lives dimension.