"The Lord said, 'Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.' Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave..." 1 King 19:11-13
Drawings taped on the walls, told of students' memories from 2013... drinking jitter juice, playing outside, stuffing a scarecrow, making applesauce, blowing bubbles, putting their hand inside a pumpkin, celebrating Grinch Day. Memories of good times, covered up and dispelled bad ones.
What are your memories from 2013?
For some, major hardships, disappointments and pain plagued the past year. Hopefully, these tribulations will not erase all the good memories. Being consumed by earthquakes or fires, can cause us to forget or miss the numerous, sweet daily blessings God showers in our life.
Father, help me stay aware of Your constant Presence, Provisions and Care in my life. No matter what has transpired in the past, i want my life to be about celebrating the good moments -- because You are most gracious, giving and ever-present in my life. Thank You, Jesus, for whispering my name in love. Help me be still enough to always hear You.
have a wonder-filled day!