God comes in daily events

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I enjoy reading. There are so many books that I want to read, that I seldom revisit any. Yet as the sun goes down and the season of Advent begins a new church year, I open the pages in a volume I’ve been through over 30 times – The Divine Office. Though the psalms and scriptures have become very familiar, week after week, year after year, each time I pray them, I am different. This season the  cry maranatha – come Lord Jesus – is filled with more of a sense of gratitude rather than impatient waiting. Just as I try to heal up a little at a time, day by day, God comes in the little daily events. I don’t have to wait for the big and dramatic in which to discover God.

For fun, I went to the gym and shot baskets this evening. One of the houseparents was teaching his son to shoot, which reminded me of all the times I spent in the back yard with my dad. After they left, I stayed and shot by myself. I hit one string of 25 free throws, and felt pretty good. Then I tried to drive in for layups and my legs just didn’t cooperate. I have to keep trying with the attitude that even if I don’t get all the way back, each little effort will make me stronger and better. With the snow season starting, I want to be able to walk and balance with less chance of slipping and falling.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

1 thought on “God comes in daily events”

  1. I hope you can continue to improve and strengthen. Please know that lots of encouraging thoughts are being sent your way and prayers being made for that very thing. Do not get disheartened. It takes time, of course, but sometimes I know it’s hard to wait.

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