one step at a time

When I was somewhere in the range of seven years old, I remember performing in a Psalty musical at my church. Don't laugh ... it was really cool back then. Well, I felt cool to be in it, anyway. Probably because I was so small (and a bit of a troublemaker) I was cast as the girl who got lost in the woods when we went in search for firewood. I'm not sure, but I think the rest of the cast sang this little number when we were lost and they were discouraged. Once you get past the bizarre, over-sized singing songbook, I'm sure you can appreciate how sweet this is! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM46ME7pAoU]

Then me and my other lost buddy sang this song:

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Oh! The memories! I don't think it's a coincidence that 16 years later I ended up lost in a cloud forest on top of a mountain in Honduras singing that same song!

That right there is proof positive that we store all those childhood lessons somewhere deep in our hearts where we will one day need to retrieve them.

Right now is a 1 Peter 5:7 kind of time and (no matter how silly that man looks dressed like a book) I'm humming this tune as I live believing God is big enough to handle every last one of my cares. Not only that, but He takes my burdens and turns them into blessings. I'm praying something very simple over my students tonight... that they would have this kind of song etched deep in their hearts, so when they go away and get lost they will be able to reach down and find the only place to put their cares.

What an absolutely beautiful thing!

let LOVE fly like cRaZy