I guess a benefit of being sick for so long when you're me is that I get the time to do all those little tasks that I would normally put off indefinitely. One of these for me is filing. Today I tackled the "To Be Filed" pile that sat in the corner of my office. In my mind "the pile" had become a mountain. In reality, it was more like a molehill and only took a couple of hours to sort and put away. It is nice to have things sorted again. It was also fun to look through many of the things that had been thrown into "the pile".
One of the things I found was a quote. I don't remember why I had printed it off. It was with my cousin's obituary, so it might have had something to do with his funeral, but there was no other clue. In fact, I had to resort to Google to even find accreditation. The quote is from Liken the Scriptures - David and Goliath. This is one of a series of movies designed to teach children (and adults) on how the stories we read in the scriptures can be applied to our lives today. These videos have been favorites of our family since our boys were young.
In recent weeks, I have had some close friends who have been struggling with trials in their lives. I know how grateful I was when I have struggles to have friends to talk to. I have tried to return the favor by being there to listen and assist where I can; sometimes that is all we can do.
I am also grateful for my knowledge that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and knows me and that Jesus Christ, my brother, sacrificed His life for me. Each Sunday, I am blessed to be able to share this knowledge with the girls in my Sunday School class. It is an honor and a privilege that their parents trust me with this responsibility. I feel very blessed.
So all these thoughts went through my head today as I reread this quote. It is a prayer that I will keep in my heart.
"One smooth stone is all I need to fly straight and true and not lose speed. If the edges are rough, it'll go its own way; I need one smooth stone today. the task is great, the odds are small, but the righteous aren't always the big and the tall. With God on my side I am never alone. All I need is one smooth stone. We all have our wills and we all have our plans, but God gives us more than we understand if we're willing to go through the storms He commands and be one smooth stone in His hands. One smooth stone will be plenty today, but at times the wind changes and stones go astray. god has many prepared but He calls just a few; so I'll find more than one stone too. One smooth stone is what I'll be so the Lord can do what He wants with me. I'll prepare myself to be worthy to stand and be one smooth stone in His hands. I'll prepare myself to be worthy to stand and be one smooth stone in His hands."