Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest, sun, moon, and stars in their courses above…
…join with all nature in manifold witness to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.
Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided – great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!
Thomas O. Chisholm, 1866-1960
Last Thursday, friend Hannah and I took Seth and Sarah out for a winter walk the day after a fresh snowfall. The trees were covered in gobs of snow, and the wind kept blowing them, down and down. The children, all bundled up like fat teddy bears, opened their mouths to eat some.
In fact, we had somewhat of a struggle, just keeping them off the ground, they were so industrious with their angels and snow-eating!
I love the words to the old hymn, Great is Thy Faithfulness.
God is especially near to me today, as I think about my school children, who are all in lock down at school. A bullet was found on one of the buses this morning, and as a precaution the administration has ordered a lock down until they know what’s going on. I understand, and I know, that all of our schools are hurting and need to be so very careful, after what happened in Newtown. My mama heart aches for this time we live in.
As far as I am able, I will not live my life in fear for what might happen. Part of me thinks, “If I were still homeschooling the children I wouldn’t have to deal with this sort of thing.” Or, would I? Is it logical or wise to stay away from any places of possible danger? If it were, there would be no place to go. The safest place to be is in the hands of God, and that is where I have placed myself and my family for all time, come what may.
I do know one thing, I’ll be EXTRA happy to have my precious children back home at the end of this day!
Please say a little prayer for us, dear friends! Thank you so much.
Much love to you all.
I’m writing this at the end of the day. The children are home now, just a little worn out from the day. Jacob was in lock down in the boy’s locker room for a while. It got so cold that the teacher recieved permission to move them to another room. Ethan and his class spent 2 hours on the floor of his classroom and then was able to get up and sit at his desk. All in quiet. Grace’s teacher used the time to read out loud to the class, which I appreciated. David and Caleb were fine, as I think they were sheltered more from the whole story.
Thank you to those who saw this in time to pray for us. I appreciate it!