Friday, January 1, 2021


Here we are, Friends, in the new year.  The second year of this new decade.  Already the decade has made a turn.  Isn't that history for you?  Just when you think you have things figured out, here comes a curveball.  I think I can say that most of us are hoping for a better year.  We pray to be able to hold on.  We go running  or we work out and we hope that the weights or the distance that we end up doing is on par with our level.  It's not like we don't expect to work out.  There is a fear that the load will be heavier or different than what we expect.  At the very outside, there is the fear that the load will kill us.

I trust in God.  You see, He knows the future.  He knows my future and He, the Lord of lords, He differentiates.  As a teacher, I know about differentiation.  It's not that easy.  Differentiation is hard for two children as a parent, imagine a classroom of 30 children.  Now... imagine the world.  I love our differences. I love the flaws and outcomes.  I hope so hard for good things for those I love.  I hope for them God.  

I can not control anything.  I find that I can not really help anyone.  I can't change anyone's mind.  I can only present the Truth.  Not my truth or your truth but the only Truth.  God has said, "I am the way, the truth and the life."  Jesus said it Himself.  I recognize the power of having your own truth the way that you see fit.  How far in the future can you see your truth go?  I don't even understand the things that I have done in my past.  No, I rely on God.  He is more reliable than I am.  To this end, I pray.  I pray and ask for strength to be able to handle the weight and the distance.  I pray to take my truth away and substitute it for His truth.  I pray that I can be a light in dark places.  I pray for healing and for salvation for those around me.  It is not enough.  I can pray every second of every day and it is not enough.  But God is big enough to be enough.  So big we can not fathom.  

Friends, be present.  Enjoy every moment as it comes.  Trust that God, our great big God is big enough to handle not just one year but all of time.  And please don't worry about anything.  Just pray.   Praying is the best coping mechanism you can have.  Praise the Lord!!!

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