Monday, February 18, 2013
I love those unexpected blessings. I had the pleasure of spending time with two and a half year old twins this past week. They are in the Mini-Mustang class at our school. I knew their mom was a Christian so when we had time alone I began to sing "Jesus Loves Me" to Lizzie. She looked at me, smiled and began to sing along. She knew all of the words! When her mom came to pick them up, I told her and she hugged me.
I had the opportunity to attend a morning conference last week on the campus of our high school. As we spent time in several of the classrooms, I couldn't help but notice a book I knew well. The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom is a book I've read several times. I pointed it out to Heidi and shared the story with her. How glad I was to see that this book was being discussed in the high school (which is not a Christian school). But this true story of the ten Boom family is a story of a family who stood up for what they believed was right. As devout Christians, they made the decision to provide a refuge or hiding place in their home in Holland for many Jews so they wouldn't get sent to the death camps. Unfortunately, they were discovered by the Nazis and were also sent to the camps. The whole family died there except for Corrie ten Boom who eventually came to the United States and shared her story. I remember my blogging friend Sonja of Bits & Pieces sharing stories of Corrie ten Boom as she came to visit in her parent's home when she was growing up.
So I continue to count my every day blessings. I love that there are many unexpected blessings too. :)
#688 Singing "Jesus Loves Me" with the sweetest little girl
#689 Learning to live out my faith without words at times
#690 Finding glimpses of God in the classrooms
#691 Having fun with Heidi
#692 Getting to know younger people
#693 Observing children draw, color, do puzzles and play outside
#694 Taking photos of the teachers and children
#695 Having an extra day off this weekend (President's Day)
#696 Getting back in touch with childhood friends on Facebook
#697 Finally feeling better after taking a Z-pack of antibiotics
I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.
Blessings and love,