October 7, 2021
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:13-14 NIV
My life is blessed by people who speak words of wisdom to me. Last week brought me an unexpected twist, nothing to do with school but I’m blessed by this school family and staff who offer up prayers and send me messages of encouragement. Parents who know me only through this mode of communication and greetings at the gate have approached me and let me know they felt compelled to pray over me this week. What a blessing.
Before you begin to think I’m ill or experiencing a disaster in my life, let me assure you it is nothing of the sort. Just life took a turn that wasn’t part of “my plan.” Have a mentioned how difficult it is for me to release control? Control freak? Hmmm, that seems so harsh but yet, so correct for me. All is well. I just need to once again be reminded I’m not in control.
Mrs. Shea sent me these verses this week along with a devotional from an author I appreciate. The message talked about a biosphere in Arizona and the fate of the trees within the dome. The trees would only grow to a certain height and then fall over because the roots weren’t strong enough. Without wind to buffet (a 6thgrade vocab word this week) the trees, the roots weren’t deep enough or strong enough to allow the tree to continue to grow or remain upright. The trees needed the wind to attack them to grow strong. We as people, need wind to attack us and develop strength within us. As Mrs. Shea says, (she is so wise) we can do hard things. Not only can we do hard things, we NEED hard things in our lives so we don’t collapse from weakness. Bring on the wind! God and I have got this.
Bring on the Wind!
Published: October 7, 2021
Updated: October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021