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Trust the Process

In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.
 
                                                      ~Henry Miller
 
God’s glory is on tour in the skies,
    God-craft on exhibit across the horizon.
Madame Day holds classes every morning,
    Professor Night lectures each evening.
                                                       ~ Psalm 19:1-2
 
     She was teaching Sunday School to third and fourth graders.  There was no church rule about when the age of reason occurred, so there was no formal recognition of a first communion.  It was left to the parents to know and decide.
 
      “All baptized persons” was the tradition, and in the invitation.  Yet, there was resistance.  The co-teachers tried everything to make it happen, got statements from parents, tried observing having communion served to the teachers in the class (but not the students!), and finally got a lift on the in-house resistance. The children were allowed to sit with their teachers on Communion Sunday.
     Other voices were better heard than the co-teachers who began the movement and now children sit with their parents on Communion Sunday and partake and remain in the service.
     It took YEARS but it happened.  And now that is the “new tradition.”  God’s glory is manifest in the day, in the night, in the earth, in the skies and in the process.  
     Don’t give up.  Give in to Him. Listen to wisdom, find the voices that can be heard and back down.
 
Because of Him,
Linda
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