Friday, December 09, 2011

Have you ever?

Listened to the sound of rain falling upon a palm roof?


Heard the songs of howler monkeys in the jungle?


Seen a sky only God could paint?

Watched the majestic macaw soar overhead?

Fallen asleep to the sound of the river flowing past your window?

Swam beneath the spray of a waterfall that has no name?


Listened to the thunder roll across the jungle, and heard the voice of God?

Followed the tracks of a jaguar down to the creek,
hoping to catch a peek?

Walked under a moon so bright, it cast your shadow at mid night?

Stand under the jungle canopy, looking up...and see no sky?

Felt the sun beat upon you as you paddle down stream
in a dugout canoe?

Loved a child with dark, black, shiny eyes?

Swam in a current that nearly takes you away?


Eaten a sun ripened pineapple, straight from the garden?


Held the hand of a tribesman, and truly felt him to be your brother?

Smelled the smoke of a camp fire, hours before you arrive?

Been held in the embrace of an Indian grandmother, 
who "rocks" away your pain?

Eaten a fish that was swimming only moments ago?

 Had your face lovingly painted in onoto, and felt beautiful?


Had to leave it all, not knowing when , or if you would see them again?

I would like to thank  the Venezuelan jungle missionaries who have contributed  these photos. All photos are original to Jungle Mom, Don Arnold, Mike Dawson, Pastor Von, Micah Jank, and Jonathan Reed.


Steve n Vickie said...

I can only admit to a couples of those things when I was in Bolivia. Saying goodbye is a hard thing to do. You have some very special memories.

I tried to grow a pineapple once. Since I had to be inside for most of the year, it didn't get enough light and never produced a fruit. What an amazing experience it must be to eat one right out of the garden.

Lynda said...

With the exception of loving two little girls with very dark eyes and darker skin than mine, the rest of the answers would be no.
Hold fast to your memories and may the Lord bless you as you set off on the next phase of your journey with Him.

OliveTree said...

Beautiful. I love the sound of those howler monkeys. Had a few of those beautiful experiences during my Costa Rica, El Salvador years...

Blessings to you.

Bob said...

Yes, beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What's the story behind the macaw flying beside the boy? Was it a pet?