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I started the blog only because my lovely website designer made me. She set it up in case I ever decided to blog, which I had no intention of doing. I started with random funny stories and devotions, then added the “Today in World War II History” posts in June 2009 to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Not until last September did I hit my blogging stride with posts on World War II on Mondays, book or book club features on Wednesdays, and devotions on Fridays. So it took me a while. I’m a slow learner.
The Lord chose this week to remind me I can do nothing on my own. On Saturday night my husband asked if I was teaching Sunday school the next day. Nope, I said. The next morning in church, we sang a song with the line, “When You call, I won’t refuse.” I smiled. Just like Moses and the burning bush. Just like the devotion I’d written that week…for the Sunday school lesson…I was teaching…that morning! I broke out in a cold sweat. Yes, an actual cold sweat. I turned to my husband and whispered the story to him. He gave me one of those “you’re an idiot, but you’re my idiot” looks, and I fled the church service (bad Sarah) and wrote up my lesson.
God used my idiot-moment to embellish the lesson. I shared the story with the fourth- and fifth-graders and drove the point home. God uses whiny Moses and doofus Sarah – and He can use you too. He uses us in spite of our weaknesses. In fact, I’m convinced He uses because of our weaknesses, so His power shines all the brighter.
Thanks to all of you who have accompanied me on my stumbling, rambling journey. May He do great things in your life!