The rush, the race is on, here we go… Faith Formation Classes are about to start… and my life is not ready for it! But God don’t wait for me, I must catch up to him, seems like that’s the way it always is. God is way up ahead and we humans must play catch-up…
It seems a little unfair at times, but really what would you expect, if God always walked next to us, we would never push ourselves to catch up, and then we would never grow. Now I really don’t think God is playing a game with us, like a mean kid in school, running so we can’t keep up, but rather I think he is running just as far as he needs to, to push us and make us work a little harder.
Can we keep up; do we have what it takes? I would say yes, we do! God does not run ahead if we could not catch up, he is not a mean little bully who is cruel and laughs when we fall behind. He is a kind and caring God, one who will wait for as long as it takes, and sometimes he even comes back to help us along.
With STATIC starting up this weekend, first the 6th grade retreat, the first one ever for us, I feel a little, we unsure as to how this weekend will play out. Actually this whole week, Tuesday is our staff meeting, Saturday the retreat and Sunday is the parent student orientation… OH BOY!
But like a I said, God only runs up ahead a little bit, so I know he will be waiting for me somewhere very close. And all will be well.
What is funny about all this is that I am usually calm about all this, and I am sure I will be Tuesday, when we have our staff meeting, it’s going to be a chilly cook off between my partner, Theresa, and I. I am sure she will win, because I love spicy chilly, and not everyone does, but such is life.
So say a prayer for our 6th graders just entering the STATIC Program, and for the parents that this will be a year full of challenges and growth. Say one for our staff that they will feel the hand of God in all they do andif you have time, say one for Theresa and I.