Sunday, October 18, 2015

Lessons and blessings

“I’ll praise you in this storm…”
Casting Crowns, “Praise You in This Storm”
Last week didn't turn out the way it was supposed to. We were to have our second-to-the-last Spiritual Direction class, and we started Wednesday evening with a beautiful opening session. Thursday morning, on their way to the retreat center for class, our instructors were in a car accident and all were injured. In the shock of all that, we students turned to prayer and each other…and we wandered around in a bit of a daze, so concerned, sad and broken open. God whispered to me to look for the lessons and blessings within this difficult situation and that surely helps. The main thing is that we all feel so cradled by love and care. One of our instructors described it beautifully, “a cocoon of love.” So, we praise you in this storm, Lord. We know that this dreadful thing wasn't your will but that you will give us comfort and gift us through it. We know your love and goodness will continue to be found in the days and weeks to come. Dear Friends, please remember our instructors in your prayers as they heal from their injuries. And please, please be careful out there! Love, heidi

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