Thursday, August 13, 2015
The Lord Is My Source of Strength
I used to use these special coins in my classroom. Excited hands would shoot up to answer a question for a coin. At the end of the day the coins were exchanged for a sticker or candy. Those coins were magical. Everyone hoped for a chance to answer a question, and then earn a gold coin. I still have students from two years ago coming by to see me, and remembering those gold coins.
I have no need for the coins at present. I'm not teaching anymore. While I wait to see what God has for me, I will ponder the many things I can thank Him for. On the top of the list is that I am going to stay home, keep my home in order, go to my son's school activities, decorate, cook, sew, and garden. I will have time to blog! I have so many things to thank the Lord for. I am still hurting and down about how I was treated, but I keep giving those things to the Lord. Some time I will share more of what happened. When I thank Him for being with me and for my new and wonderful situation, I feel His presence and His peace, and this is like getting a gold coin from Him.
“…suppose a woman has ten silver coins and she loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp; sweep the house and search until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15: 8-10