sight neither of us had ever thought possible. A surprised salamander hid there, frozen in fright in the subtle light filtering through the trees.

 Immediately, my sister screamed at my mother…

  “Mom.., come and see!”

 My mother, who felt she had lived in apartments far too long during the war, had been inspecting her first owned yard. She came over to look. She said, “It’s just a lizard. Leave it alone. It’ll give ya warts.” Then she went back to her tour.

 But we stood absolutely still and watched the tiny shape, and slowly… almost imperceptibly… it changed color! Without moving, it was no longer light green. The salamander had changed to light brown and pink.

 “Come and see!” I called to my father. It’s changed to a color that’s like one on your new car!

 My dad came over. He looked closely and pulled my sister’s wet feet out of the creek. He said, “That’s the way he wanders around. He

changes color so only those who know where to look can see him.”

 It is odd how we think we see. How we believe we understand. But are we really aware? Like the nearly miraculous coatings found on many show cars today, painted in translucent colors, the light moves… and we see things differently.

Come and See…(cont’d)

“I stand at the door and knock; if any hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”

                                                                               (Revelation 3:20)

 “Come and See!” are words that now echo in my memory as I tread the avenues of car shows. I remember that we drove in that new car to the church on Main Street.

 “Come and See” were words the said by the preacher. The words had been spoken by a man who had been told to follow Jesus. It was Andrew that quickly found his brother Simon, and said to him… “Come and See! We have found the Anointed One.”

 As the two followed and watched… Jesus seemed to change. Like children with a salamander in a brook, Andrew and Simon would stay with Jesus. Simon, called Peter, would witness a scene on the mountaintop. The rabbi would be seem to change. Those gathered looked at Jesus differently. He was

“Land which has drunk the rain that often falls upon it, brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated.” (Hebrews 6:11)