This morning I had the pleasure of sitting back far enough to see something God has done and, as it always does, it reminded just how great He is. I also saw how even subtle irony is His to use as he pleases.
Today is May 17th 2018.
It is also Thursday - and for about 3 months now, I've spent my Thursday mornings with a small group of students at Knollwood School in Fair Haven, NJ. Today was no exception, although the group has grown. We had 14 in attendance today, and the very special young girl who took the initiative to start this huddle, volunteered to share a devotional with her classmates.
She spoke on Commitment.
One of our new students defined commitment as "doing something even if it's hard, and working at it."
He's 12. The context for him was sports. And a commitment to playing a sport very often means working for the reward. It's fun and work. This particular twelve-year-old is not, (to my knowledge) married - but he did a great job describing marriage. And, in God's sense of ironic timing, this lesson of commitment came on my 21st wedding anniversary.
The rewards that follow commitment are as true for a middle-school baseball player who improves at his craft as they are for those in ministry who see the fruit of their calling after a long journey. And the reward of a committed spouse is a marriage that, at 21 years, is still getting better.
Posted on Thu, May 17, 2018
by Janine Flaherty