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Topic: Passport (07/25/05)
TITLE: Crackers Between Us
By Holly Laux
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"Oh, I am sorry! Yes, of course you may see it." I frantically dug deep down in my purse, not realizing I was holding up several impatient travelers.
"Here it is." I said, my face now three shades of red.
After checking in, I took a seat next to a man in the terminal, who was absorbed in the Wall Street Journal. I laughed inwardly at the headless, long legged figure next to me.
As I settled in, I spotted my package of crackers sitting next to me on the arm of the chair. I reached over, opened them, took a cracker and sat it down on the arm of the chair. From under the paper, came his hand. He took a cracker and set it back in its place. I sat there, not saying a word, but thinking how strange it was to be sharing my crackers with the headless man.
I reached over, took another cracker and sat them back on the arm of the chair. This time waiting to see if he would take another. To my surprise, his hand slipped under the paper, took a cracker and placed it back on the arm of the chair. This continued until all the crackers were gone.
Soon they announced boarding for all passengers heading to London. I gathered my belongings, boarded the plane and secured myself in my seat. A a familiar figure walked past me, this time he had a face. He smiled shyly and took his seat in the rear of the plane. A handsome man, looked as though he belonged in first class. But nonetheless, the least I could have done, was share my crackers.
As the plane became settled in the air, I reached for my bag to find a book to read. When I reached in, there, on the top of my book sat a brand new pack of crackers.
It was then that I realized, I had not shared my crackers, but he had shared his.
If we think about sharing, we think of God. He shared his son, Jesus, so that we may have that eternal passport to everlasting life. May your journey be blessed.
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