School today for all of us and Grandma’s house for Theo. Thomas went to class and drew Africa and labeled its countries from memory. Not bad for a sick boy. School has not been pretty the last few weeks but he is still plugging away at his work. Sophia and Eva are working toward the distinction of “memory master” for their classes. Life continues….
More wisdom from Henri Nouwen that has encouraged me this week.
We catch glimmers of this way to live even while we must admit how dimly we see it and imperfectly we live it. “I am holding to my conviction that I can trust God,” I must tell myself sometimes, “because I cannot yet say it fully.” I dare to say it even when everything is not perfect… Still I trust that the truth will shine through, even when I cannot fully grasp it. Still I believe that God will accomplish what I cannot, in God’s own grace and unfathomable might.
The paradox of expectation is that those who believe in tomorrow can better live today; those who expect joy to come out of sadness can discover the beginnings of a new life amid the old; those who look forward to the returning Lord can discover Him already in their midst.