Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Time keeps on slippin...
(j foster kids first day of '07)
Schools back in session. We’ve got an 8th, 5th and 1st grader this year. It doesn’t seem possible that time has moved so swiftly. It’s a little disconcerting.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the inevitability of time… to worry about what tomorrow may bring. Recently our 1st grader, Evan, told me he didn’t want to learn how to drive when he was 16. I asked him why and he said it was because “he didn’t know where to go.” Well, it’s true. He doesn’t know where to go. But my response was that it didn’t matter because by the time he was 16 he’d know some places to go which, of course, made our whole discussion pointless.
He didn’t buy it. He still doesn’t want to learn to drive.
Well, it’s understandable because he is only 6.
He hasn’t learned yet that most of the things we worry about in life actually never happen.
He hasn’t learned yet to “cast all his anxiety” on one who cares.
Or that if he does what is right then “he’ll yield fruit in the proper season.”
That there is someone out there who “opens his hands and satisfies every living thing.”
If he trusts with all his heart, someone will “direct his path.”
That if he’ll seek first the Kingdom “then all these other things will be added unto him.”
He hasn’t learned all that yet. But he will. Then he’ll be like you… without any worries.