A Call From the School

Ephesians 2:7(NIV)
In order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

I got a call yesterday from my daughter’s school. It’s rarely a good thing when the school calls but on this day the school counselor was calling to inquire about our daughter’s class selection for the coming school year. I was delighted that they were concerned and looking for ways to help her get into the most suited learning environment for her special needs.

I have to admit that when she called my first thought was what has happened now. Behaviorally speaking, it wasn’t the best school year last year and we logged in our fair share of hours with the principal. For many of us the very word principal brings up memories of adolescent misbehavior.

So it was a good surprise when I learned the counselor was showing interest in helping our child get the best possible arrangement. It made me wonder how often we look at God like we look at another call from the school. Sometimes we think of God as the big principal in the sky waiting with one hand on the phone; ready for a slip-up so He can call us in.

God’s not like a principal in that way. He really is a God ready with rich blessings that He wants to pour out on us. As a matter of fact the Bible says that that is exactly His plan for eternity, He wants to spend the rest of forever sharing His goodness with us. When you understand this it make it so much easier to approach Him with the expectation that He wants what’s best for us.

Psalm 31:19(NIV)
How abundant are the good things
that you have stored up for those who fear you,
that you bestow in the sight of all,
on those who take refuge in you.


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