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Trees of Hope

Published: April 23, 2020      Updated: April 23, 2020


This week, I am feeling SO much better than last week and I’m so thankful to be functioning at a higher level than I have been for the last couple of weeks. Thank you for all your prayers and well wishes! I’ve been brought to tears more than once by your words of encouragement and love since last week. What a blessing to be part of such an amazing school family!

Week 4 of Distance Learning. One week closer to normalcy. Now, if we just had an end date to count down to…well, one of these days there will be an end date in sight. Without that date though, it seems as if life is in limbo.

Yesterday, I read some words that have been mulling around in my mind. Martin Luther was once asked what he would do if he knew Jesus would return the next day. His reply, “I would still plant my apple tree.” These words speak a powerful truth to me. Martin Luther was living in such a way that he wouldn’t change his daily actions even if the world ended tomorrow. He would continue to tell others about Jesus and would plant seeds, or in his case, trees of hope for others. He would live a life with purpose, each and every day. I love this!

This interruption in my “normal” life shouldn’t stop me from living an authentic purposeful life. Powerful. What will I do with this thought today?

But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken. Psalms 33:11 NLT