“Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to accomplish something big, that we fail to notice the little things that give life its magic.” -unknown
Young voices fill the sanctuary with abundant happiness and joyful love. I see the Holy Spirit working in each little soul as they sing sweet and sacred words. The jubilant voices belt out, “then sings my soul, My savior God, to thee, how great thou art, how great thou art.” You can’t help but smile from ear to ear. Who knew that vacation Bible school could be so magical? Little did I know; this was just the beginning of a week of “little things.”
A week of trials and hardships; a mound of what seemed to be unbearable boulders. Slowly the diamonds began to peak out. First, my monster’s voice screamed louder than usual at the beginning of the week and just when it seemed I couldn’t fight it any longer my little brother stepped in to fight for me. I breathe a breath of fresh air. One boulder broken becomes a diamond. The enemy has other plans; he picks up another boulder. I feel alone and unnoticed but I dress and head to pick up one of my sister. The night is changed. Laughter, silly pictures, full tummy’s and unexpected social media messages become the next diamond. The middle of the week blurs boulders and diamonds together. It becomes harder to dig out the jewels. Boulders become larger and I become weaker. I don’t lose hope. Family dinners and long messages break free from the rocks. Quickly the enemy throws on another boulder and another. How many can one girl hold? I wait patiently. Each night I cried out with an open heart. My Heavenly Father is the only answer. Another sister shares the kind gestures of strangers; a rock cracks, eager to become a bigger diamond. My best friend shares a video confirming our friendship. I sit happily in tears. Next, a more empowering video specifically towards my monster. We are the sky and our boulders equivalent to clouds. The fluffy, cotton candy like forms roll by. The end of the week concludes and I reflect. The diamonds have out shined the boulders.
God: 1 Enemy: 0
Jeremiah 29:13 – “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”