This drawing (that I first saw at 22Words) has quickly become one of my favorites.
Mainly because it is good to see Batman so happy. He’s usually hunting down bad guys and bringing them to justice. Here he’s hugging Winnie the Pooh. It looks like Pooh initiated the hug and Batman pressed himself into the bear’s arms with irrepressible joy.
I like it so much that I made it my background on my work computer. This means that I’ve gotten to look at it a lot over the last few days.
As it turns out, this has not been a good thing. My head is now swimming with questions that weren’t there before:
1. Are they hugging or fighting? Did putting up with Tigger all these years cause Pooh to snap and become a villain? Did Batman catch him trying to steal all of Gotham City’s honey? Are they involved in a battle to the death? Are Christopher Robin and Batman’s partner Robin the same person? Be honest–have you ever seen them together?
2. Why is Pooh so big? Batman is at least six feet tall and the Pooh in the picture is a least a foot taller. Did he develop a pituitary gland problem? Or did Batman get hit with some sort of shrink-ray? And if they are fighting, why doesn’t Pooh just dip him in honey and eat him?
3. Why doesn’t Pooh ever wear pants? I understand wearing pants with no shirt, but wearing a shirt with no pants is ridiculous. But so is writing a blog post about a picture of Pooh and Batman hugging. Anyway, I would feel more comfortable if Pooh had some britches on.
4. Don’t you just love the word “britches?”
These are obviously pretty silly questions. There are other questions that are far more important.
How can we best honor the Savior with our lives?
Who can we show God’s love to today? Tomorrow? This week?
What other activities have been diverting our attention away from God? What can we do to change this?
My silly Pooh/Batman questions really don’t need answers. These other questions absolutely do.
Thankfully we have a God who can handle all of our inquiries and who wants to speak into our lives.
No matter your question, run to Him.
His arms are open wide.
What other questions do you have about the Pooh/Batman picture?
What questions have you had for God recently?