When I woke up this morning (Friday) I was pretty aware of the day's plans. Doing basically the same thing every day for seven days I had it down to the letter: wake up, clean up, eat up, to the church, get there, meet with the pastor and crew, get to work, lunch time, back to work, then get ready for dinner. However, this day was not like the others.
On this day, we started with a devotional with Pastor Walter. He talked about "You and Your Fears." As an example, he told us that his daughter Adriana, who was in pain from a molar problem, woke up crying last night because of the pain. Of course he prayed over her and reassured her it would be ok. Then after the sermon... everything that day seemed more dangerous than before. Everything we did was something that scared me. Kids falling off playground equipment, boards almost at there breaking point under the weight of cement buckets and bricks, the lack of railings and support beams on the stairways, mixing cement inches from the ledge, giving students medicine for parasites... the day was just a nightmare to me! Then I saw Adriana, how she was still trying to make Everyone Else feel happy and appreciated. Through all the discomfort and uncertainty, she still smiled and laughed. I went over to her, knelt down, and gave her a big hug. I told her that We all Love Her, We are Here for Her and most of All that Jesus Loves Her and is Here for Her. We prayed and went on about our day just like always: celebrating with friends family and loved ones, awaiting the next blessing filled day.
If my story can teach you or show you a glimpse of anything it is this: Living Life is not about Living WITHOUT Fear, It is about Trusting in Jesus and Living in the Word so we Can Overcome our Fears and Live out Each day as Glorious as the Last.
Sat, July 27, 2013
by Peter Achorn filed under