“Oh yes, he’s our God, and we’re the people he pastures, the flock he feeds.” Psalm 95.7
I always thought sitting through new school orientation would be a boring experience. Well, as a parent in a foreign country and a new school, yesterday was interesting. Information, humor, and a Q&A session all fell into tight order through the morning. The assistant principle had the kids actions and comments down pat. Intermingled with schedules was an education session for parents on their kid’s stage of growth and transition. Coming out of the session, I was full of confidence! I am a supportive parent, I have things under control, and life is in focus!
Two hours later, I am flat on my back wishing I could pass out. Nasal congestion, headaches, chills, hot flashes, and pains in places of my body I did not know existed combined to lay me flat. Things only got worse from there. Work and calls continued, the mental list of to do items grew, and schedules pressed in. I know my limitations, or at least I thought I did. After a long night of tossing, turning, and walking, I reached the following conclusions.
God is God, especially when disaster is all around me.
God cares, especially when every part of my body aches.
God loves me, especially when you want to feel lonely.
God nurtures me, especially when I ask him to feed me.
God carries me, especially when I cannot walk.
Cherry and the girls rallied to my defense. The highpoint came when Whitney tucked me in and said a prayer of blessing and faith. I knew then that I’d be ok. I also knew then that having a relationship with God is more important than anything else in my life is!
I want you to know, experience, and understand my lessons of yesterday. I believe this experiential knowledge is the key to getting the most out of life. My belief is not enough for you, you need to experience it for yourself and make it your own. The opportunity is there; He’s our God.