Got some bug spray, new hedge clipping tools, some other things, and some Kites! We always fly kites this time of year! It is a bit too windy today, but Ohhh there will be Some Great Kite flying days approaching!
But The Best Thing that I Got at WallyWorld today Is, that a parent of a former student of mine, saw me, recognized me and came up to me. He said with excitement in his voice, "Art Teacher!?" "Art Teacher!?" Aren't you the Art Teacher!!??"
I Knew that he was talking to me even though he was behind me and the store was packed with people.
I turned around as he was walking around me to see me, with a Huge smile on his face and the words, "I can't believe I am seeing you here!" I said "yes, I used to be the art teacher at _ _ high school."
And before I could say anything else, he began to pour out, he said that his son is discouraged, nothing he tried was working, and that he just sits at home growing in the ground of pity, frustration, confusion, and anger. He told me a few things his son had done since graduating high school, but none was a "good fit" for him and ended in failure.
He told me with tears in his eyes that his son told him, "I prayed that I could talk with Ms E again, she will know how to help me, I don't know what to do!"
(that is what the students called me)
Oh my Lord Jesus, it took All My little strength to hold back the tears from flowing! I listened to what he had to say, as he wiped tear after tear away, talking about his son and how he also felt frustrated as he didn't know How to help him.....He told me they prayed to God and asked God to help them find me...
Oh my Lord...I didn't know I made that much of an impression on this child...
I gave him my # and told him to tell his son to Call me as soon as he is able and that I will listen and see what is the Best plan for him to get with to help him do what he would like to do.
And the thing about all this is.....I WAS going to Go to Lowes home improvement, but decided as I was driving out of the driveway to go to WallyWorld instead....(I do Love WallyWorld)
Thank You Jesus for Loving on this child of Yours and for connecting them to me again, I know You Will tell me what He needs to know...You Always tell what the person needs that you directed my way and me their way...Praise God in the name of Jesus!
This experience may be small or nothing to most people...but not to me. I know the Blessings present in them. These experiences concerning the small lives of people unknown to most of the world, the community, the city and state, are some of the most important people to God. This happens to me Often. It may not be a former student or one of their parents, but the Good Shepherd Always guides me to be at the right place at the right time no matter who is in need of Him.
"You Are a Hiding Place For me; You, Lord, Preserve me From trouble, You Surround me With Songs And Shouts of Deliverance.
Selah [Pause, And Calmly Think of That!]
I The Lord Will Instruct you And Teach you In The Way you Should Go; I Will Counsel you With My eye Upon you.
Be Not like the horse or the mule, which lack understanding, which must have their mouths held firm with bit and bridle, or Else they Will Not come with you." Psalm 32
I John 4:11-12
I Corinthians 14:22b
On feet of Faith & Peace
Isaiah 50:4/Isaiah 52/Jer 20:9-10,11-13/Joshua 1:9
Resting In His Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Radical Faith.