My good friend, Jeff Brown, sent me a most encouraging and timely letter Saturday to boost my spirit. He didn’t know the precise salve of the moment which his words would bring. Once again, God struck!
In his letter Jeff quoted from the Sayings of the Desert Fathers, “What must one do in order to please God? The old man replied, 'Pay attention to what I tell you: whoever you may be, always have God before your eyes; whatever you do, do it according to the testimony of the Holy Scriptures; in whatever place you live, do not easily leave it. Keep these precepts and you will be saved.' ”
This quote is passed on by a man who has been superintendent of the same school for twenty years; two decades, 1040 weeks! I admire him greatly for his endurance while he continually displays nothing but the Spirit of Christ in his walk.
I encourage you to heed the quote I now pass from Jeff through me to you. Hang in there. Hold on. God runs the show. Dings and dents hurt us deeply. God’s anointing oil keeps the light shining from our eyes.