THE FIRST DAY
This morning I had to guard a certain bedroom. The door of this bedroom is usually always closed at this time of day, but it’s been open all night. I’m not crazy about things that aren’t the way they always have been before. But then The Dad and The Mom got up, and everything is now (mostly) back to normal.
Meanwhile, we’ve already had one phone call and one email, from the “battlefront”. Not that the Battle of School Work has begun yet, just the battle of getting used to a new environment. All The Parents (that would be about 2400, I suppose), left the campus in good time before the pep rally… did they know, or sense what was coming? We hear that 1200 kettle drums were passed around! Can you even imagine the noise? The Mom thinks it would have been “cool”! (Talk about returning to her childhood!)
Now for some cool verses: we’ve been looking for an excuse to give you this one a second time, and found it when we finally read on to the next verse. They go together. (And they need to “glow”, if only we could do that!)
“We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul–not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.” (Col. 1:11, 12)
And from our Psalm for today (41):
“GOD looks after us all,
makes us robust with life–
Lucky to be in the land,
we’re free from enemy worries.
Whenever we’re sick and in bed,
GOD becomes our nurse,
nurses us back to health.”
Robust! God nursing us back to health! Isn’t that SO. NEAT!!?