On the desk in my office in California is a small stone with the words:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Proverbs 3:5
It's what some people call a pocket stone. The idea is to carry the stone in your pocket so that every time you reach in your pocket and feel the stone, you will be reminded of the Bible verse.
I've been thinking about that little stone and that Bible verse because the last time I saw the stone was on February 12th. Since I work remotely, I left the office that day with the plan that I would be back in the office in mid-March, and again in April, and May and now here we are in June, and our office remains closed. Even without the stone in my pocket, that little verse in Proverbs keeps reminding me to -
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
More each day I'm reminded that I can't rely or lean on my own understanding. Who can possibly understand the events of the past three months, and especially the last eight days.
Proverbs 3 continues:
In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Proverbs 6-7
Our plans may not always be your plans, and our understanding is lacking. Remind us to place our trust in you for all things, repent of our sinfulness, and know that you are in control and love us so much. We thank and praise you, and it's in Jesus' name that we pray. Amen.
-Ellen Pratt, School Ministries Staff Assistant