Life long lessons from a grade school teacher.
When I was in grade school Physical Education class, we were instructed to run around the large field behind our school. I dreaded this! It was a huge amount of space to cover with my eight year old legs. I remember my teacher saying, “Lauri you always come in last! I want you to remember that this is only five minutes of your life, five minutes! Give it all you have in those five minutes.”
I held her words in my mind each time I ran and soon was not the last person in. Truly, this was a far greater life lesson. When things are difficult, remember that it is only temporary. If it is temporary, we can get through it. I am forever grateful for my PE teacher, the late Jane Kehoe.
When death arrives at our doorstep, we believe it is over. How can we keep moving forward when our loved ones leave? They are gone forever. How will we survive without them? The pain of loss is exhausting and excruciating!
There are times in life when lessons learned become crystal clear. We connect what we have been taught with the challenge at hand. By faith in Jesus death and resurrection we know that THIS world is temporary and that our eternal home is in heaven! Thanks be to God!
This week, let us remember that we are here to praise Him, serve and love one another. Know that this life is short and we are never promised a tomorrow here, but through Christ, we ARE promised a tomorrow with Him. What a glorious gift!
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
Peace & Blessings,
Photo: Hiking Rim to Rim Grand Canyon – April 2021.