To Know And To Be Known

Robin E. Johnson


“TO KNOW GOD AND TO BE KNOWN BY GOD THIS ALONE IS LIFE”, the weather faded blue and yellow chalk letters are barely visible against the dull red canvas they were drawn on almost three years ago. It was the summer of 2010 when I wrote those words along the top of the hollow brick wall surrounding our back yard. At the time, it was just for the sake of filling in the brightly colored collection of chalk drawings that revealed the innermost thoughts of my children as they, along with my wife, succeeded at brightening up our otherwise dull backyard setting with every color of the rainbow. It later became a message of truth to every visitor, and a daily reminder to us as a family, of what mattered most.

As time went by, the bright colorful images and letters began to fade until little more remained of…

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