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March 28th, 2012

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April 20th, 2011

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November 3rd, 2010

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October 13th, 2010

posted by Sharilee West

@ 12:23 pm

THE WEST WING

I read the following blog from a friend of mine the other day. It really spoke to me. I hope it speaks to you as well.

A little girl stands on the edge of a swimming pool, a little tentative and yet excited at the same time. While she stands biting a nail, her daddy stands in the water, arms outstretched, urging her to jump in and swim to him. He’s only about 4 feet from the side of the pool. A big smile spreads across her face as she jumps in with a splash and begins paddling her arms and kicking her legs, heading toward her dad. He never takes his eyes off of her but slowly steps back a little farther with out her really noticing. She keeps swimming and he steps back a little more. When she’s had enough and starts to splutter he grabs her just at the right moment and pulls her to himself. They hug, laughing. “Why did you keep moving back, Daddy?” she asks still panting a little but hanging on with arms and legs wrapped around him “I know you could go farther, I was watching and I was right there in case you went under..” Even though it was a little disconcerting, it bolstered the little girl’s confidence in her ability to get to him again the next time. She could do more than she thought she could. Her dad proved he was trustworthy.

I read an interesting supposition in a book the other day; that God answers prayers more readily for new followers/new believers because they are so fresh in their faith and need frequent reassurances to build trust. The author proposed that as we grow and mature God doesn’t answer as quickly because He wants us to seek Him, to press in harder, sometimes even reaching the point of desperation for Him. He knows we can go farther. What do you think? It kind of makes sense and I can say it seems that it’s been that way in my life, on my path. During the last 3-5 years I have felt at times like that little girl, paddling with all my might, looking ahead to my Daddy who keeps stepping back. He still has His arms stretched out toward me but it takes me longer to get to Him and sometimes it seems just as I almost get there, He moves back a little farther.

It’s true I’ve seen God prove his faithfulness many times in my life and that makes it a little easier to keep on swimming. I know a little more securely that He’s always there, that He never takes His eyes off of me and that if I start to go under, He’ll reach out with His big strong arms and grab me just in time.

If you’re swimming, thinking you would have already reached your heavenly Father, that He would have answered your prayer by now, that He would have rescued you or made a way for you, don’t lose hope. He sees you. He loves you and knows you can go just a little farther.

Thanks Mimi.

Wednesday

March 3rd, 2010

posted by Sharilee West

@ 4:39 pm

FROM THE WEST WING

   “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” Psalm 19:1-4. What a beautiful portion of scripture. I have once again been impressed with the grandeur of this place that I have called home for most of my life. The beauty of Mt. Rainer is breathtaking. The ruggedness of the Olympics to the west and the Cascades to the east is inspiring. The glory of each sunrise and sunset points to the faithfulness of the Creator. How could anyone live in such a place and deny the existence of God? The heavens declare, the skies proclaim, their voice goes out into all the earth! Paul declares in Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” 

    Yet, we all know those who will deny the very existence of God. In fact, we live in a society that at best pays lip service to the reality of God. While I cannot understand this, we shouldn’t be surprised. Paul continues in Romans 1:21 by stating “Although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” Psalm 14:1 boldly declares “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”

   It is because of this that I am thankful for Fairview Christian School where we can boldly declare, with the heavens, the Glory of God. We can lead our students to the reality of God. We can and do prepare them to live in a society that will often deny God and His Glory.