Yesterday I went to the store and got a travel mug so this morning I was able to make a cup of tea and bring it with me to work, something I have wanted to do for the last semester. So now I am sitting at the circulation desk, sipping my pleasantly hot chai tea, reflecting on the past and the future.
This evening I will graduate from high school. It has taken me about fourteen years of schooling by two diligent parents for me to reach this point. I can still remember my mom going over with me over and over again that "a" says ay or ah and about the magic e. Now I have read several thousand books. There were those days when I would labor into the evening finishing my math lesson, trying to figure out this whole multiplication thing. Now I have taken Calculus.
I have come so far since then, farther than I ever could have dreamed as a little four year old just learning to read. College seemed like a joke in those days; something very old people would go to, like teenagers. Now college is a reality.
I realize now how little control I have over the future. Of course the decisions I make and my actions that follow will partly control it but as anyone knows, disruptions are always just around the corner. No matter how much you can plan out a perfect future, something always tends to go wrong, sometimes disastrously wrong. It gives me comfort, however, to know that even if something comes up that I didn't expect, it wasn't something that God didn't expect. So whatever is in my next few years of life: fun, learning, pain, sorrow; I know God is in control.
"And right now, in the good times and bad, You are on Your throne, You are God alone."- Your are God Alone by Phillips, Craig, and Dean
Lois Johnson, avid writer, tea drinker, and reader but first and foremost, avid Christian.