So let’s re-cap what happened in the last 24 hour period before I fall asleep.
A car was hit by a big, ol’ truck (whose brakes failed) which forced the truck to burst through a wall of a new school.
Emergency workers gathered.
Traffic backed up.
Neighbors – teachers – preachers – ordinary people – all gathered in small groups in the parking lot to watch, to talk and to pray.
Officials also gathered, and bright yellow signs of
“condemnation” were hung.
“If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”~2 Chron 4:14
Engineers. Construction workers. Landscapers appeared on the scene.
Plans sketched and approved.
A car driver – still a little broken – was discharged from the hospital to heal at home.
Late into the night the people were still there.
Clearing. Building. Salvaging. Praying. Yawning.
While the uninjured-but-shaken truck driver sat in a school plastic chair under a tree on the lawn, keeping watch over his truck, people sought him out. They brought with them what comfort they had to offer.
Last night, the truck driver accepted Christ into his heart and the Shepherd found one of His own in the dark of an overcast sky.
By the time the sun’s rays pierced the final vestiges of the twilight, all the “condemnation” signs were gone except for one tiny wing that would take just a little longer to mend before it could fly again.
Just like the initial one that started last night’s wave of destruction another BOOM rocked this building. That is the way miracles sometimes work on this barren plot of ground that we call life. A Father’s finger pokes into the dark dirt of our lives to allow His GRACE to grow something new. Sometimes that poke becomes a stick of dynamite – AND BOOM!
Then the Son plants a seed – perhaps the size of a mustard seed – in the heart of a pastor – who in turn plants it in the hearts of his elders – who in turn plant it in the hearts of some educators – who in turn plant it – tonight – in the hearts of families and students who attended the first GCA Open House.
GRACE Christian Academy will open its doors – on time – for the first day of school. Papa God is like that. He is faithful in all His promises for those who work together, humble themselves and pray. Praying through the darkness. “Be-attitudes” in action – on earth as it is in Heaven while the Shepherd smiles and the Holy Spirit breathes in our ears.
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”~Jn 1:14
Great is His Faithfulness! [personal images]