Recently one of my fingers decided (without my permission) that it needed a vacation. It decided it wasn’t going to bend when I told it to or straighten when I needed it too. Because of this unapproved vacation I dropped a few things, made mistakes when I was typing and was all around inconvenienced because of this one seemingly insignificant finger. Yes, I got everything done eventually but it would have been much easier and quicker if I had the cooperation of that stubborn finger.
It was the within the first few days of this school year when a student from my previous year’s class came to visit me. She passed me a package and then waited expectantly for me to open it.
“How did you know I love lighthouses?” I gasped in surprise after I opened the package. She smiled and reminded me that not only do I keep one on my desk I had told them when we were getting to know each other during the first few days of school the previous school year.
That lighthouse has been a source of inspiration to me this school year. It has served as a reminder that there is always light in every situation. As I count down the days to the end of this school year I do so with a grateful heart. I'm grateful that at the very beginning God sent me a reminder to always keep my focus on Him and not circumstances.