Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Snow Trip for the Youth


Playing in the Snow
courtesy photonbucket.com
 
“It seems like something bad usually happens on these Church related snow trips.”  That is what our Pastor said as he suggested that we take out a binder on the church insurance to cover accidents if they might happen.

Our teen age daughter invited one of her friends from school, and this girl was a daring and bold girl.  She volunteered to take the sled for the first run down the hill. 

The snow pack was not heavy and a large rock was in the way of the sled run.  Because the snow lightly covered the rock, it was not visible and the hill looked safe.

Wouldn’t you know it, yes, the girl hit that rock, the sled went flying and down she went on her back.  She was tough and although there were no tears, we knew she must be hurting.

After a hot coca break she was up and ready to go again.

Fortunately there were no broken bones on that trip, but it is not always the case.

On the way home, our bus the church had rented broke down.  Actually we were out of gas, so that was remedied after a couple of hours waiting in the cold bus.

In life we are often hit with a snow ball right in the small of our back.  That takes us for a loop until we are able to regain our balance.

We are never too big to cry, and at times, the tears flow from the sting we have been dealt.

Then we are reminded that perhaps we are just out of gas and we need to go to the filling station where we can regain our energy and strength. 

There it is just where we left it, and God is faithful to ever be close by.

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Jeremiah 15:16  Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts."

John 6:35 “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”

 

4 comments:

  1. Love the way you spin the analogies into every detail and scenario in life... That's as it should be. Our Father is sovereign over all of His creation.

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  2. Dear Hazel, this is exactly what I needed to read this morning. Our condo is being sold so that means another move for us. My heart was heavy as I started reading post at some of my favorite blog writers. Great story, great points, ,great truth to take in today. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  3. I love to be filled by God day by day:)

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