Monday, March 9, 2009

Night Driving

Good morning. dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the DST day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! It seems really weird to step outside and have the sky dark and stars shining at 7 AM. It takes me awhile to get used to springing forward.

Yesterday I was able , thanks to the kindness of Brian to stay with Louis, to go to Weedon Island to see and hear Jeff Klinkenberg give a presentation about alligators. He was promoting his new book, "A Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators." The parking lot and room was packed. I had to park out by the street, and extra chairs were brought in, so I got a seat in the very back, but felt good to have it because some people had to stand for an hour and a half. Jeff is one of my favorite writers for the St. Pete Times, so I bought the book and had him autograph it. I have emailed him several times when I really enjoyed one of his articles. God is Good!

From the book Quiet Moments with God for Teachers:

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105 KJV

A woman confessed to a friend her confusion and hesitancy about an important life decision she was facing. She professed to believe in God but could not bring herself to rely on her faith to help choose her path.

"How can I know I'm doing the right thing?" she asked. "How can I possibly believe my decision will be right when I can't even see tomorrow?"

Her friend thought and finally said, "Here's how I look at it. You know when you're driving down a dark country road with no streetlights to give you any notion of where you are? It's a little scary. But you rely on the headlights. Now, those headlights may only show you ten yards of road in front of you, but you see where to go for that little stretch. And as you travel that ten-yard stretch of road, the headlights show you ten more yards, and ten more, until eventually you reach your destination safe and sound.

"That's how I feel about living by faith. I may not be able to see tomorrow, next week, or next year, but I know that God will give me the light to find my way when I need it."

When you come to the
edge of all the light
you know and are about
to step off into the
darkness of the
unknown. Faith is knowing one of two
things will happen.
There will be something
solid to stand on, or
you will be taught
how to fly.
Barbara J. Winter

-- I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,