Saturday, September 20, 2008

"for He who promised..."

When I was in college, I came across Hebrews 10:23... "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful."

He is faithful. When I am faithless, he is faithful.

This morning I have been thinking about something that makes me sad - it doesn't matter really what it is, we all have those things from our past and present. Those situations that we just don't understand and every time we think about it, we just feel sad. We wonder why things turned out the way they did... etc... why we lost that friend... Well, you understand.

Today is going to be a fun and busy day, and I really don't have time to sulk, so I decided to think about all the things that make me "oh, SO happy."

First of all, there is my boy.

and then there are simple things like bulletin boards. This is a picture of one of my sweet students, Kati, but I want you to look in the back. This week, I have been putting up a new bulletin board. The other teachers tell me that I change my bulletin boards too much. I do. But, how can I refuse... I am a teacher through and through and just walking through a teacher supply store gives me oodles of new ideas for bulleting boards.

Anyway, with the weather changing, I really wanted an autumn bulletin board. I asked my coteacher... "Is there a Bible verse that talks about autumn?"

Now, back to this morning... this post is so jumbled!
Feeling sulky, I decided to go to Bible to look up some verses to claim today. There was a verse written across the bottom of the page - the verse of the day.

“Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains in righteousness. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.”- Joel 2:23

Oh, he does bring the autumn! and he does bring the showers! The rain comes from him, and I can choose to look at it as an abundant opportunity or a reason to sulk. Today, I choose the opportunity.

1 comment:

Christie said...

Hi Emily! I can't believe I found you! You've got a cutie pie little guy. You should check out our blog!