by Meridith Borta, Elementary Principal
Being a Christian does not mean life is going to be easy. I recently heard a pastor say, “Without test, there is no testimony.” James 1:2-4 says. “Consider it pure joy my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
Thankfully, my devotion to the teachers that day and the discussion that followed was not a “woe is me” session. In preparation for my time of sharing, I came across a poem that I have come to think about quite often over the years. It really challenged the teachers that day, and time and time again God has used it to challenge me to trust Him in my circumstances.
Wow! What a sweet reminder it was that I need to be content wherever God places me. I believe we are called to more than just being content though. I felt this poem spoke loud and clear . . . Don’t just survive where you are planted . . . BLOOM!