posted on December 1, 2011 at 6:06 pm
I’ll make this short – I have a simple, yet powerful message I need to get across.
I’ve been having difficulty with a teacher in particular at school, due to a few circumstances. Anyway, I’ve talked to the teacher countless times; she wouldn’t let up on her decision, leading to confrontation between us. It got to the point that I was dreading going to this class. I felt really uncomfortable sitting through the period over the past three weeks and was really close to dropping it.
Before the class started, I was really nervous and praying to God for her to hear my story and to let me have another chance to turn in a missed assignment because of my illness at the time. My inner voice told me that I needed to carefully see how my jeans should be washed. So I looked closely…really closely…at the tag.
Right there…at the bottom. It says “God Loves You.” I couldn’t believe it! These are just random jeans I got from a normal boutique in LA, not a special “Christian” one or anything. (I’m not sure someone out there even makes spiritual jeans, but that would be pretty cool.
I felt an overwhelming sense of his presence in that exact moment. I felt his love and his strength for me to go into that class with my head held high. I knew in my heart that it will work out.
“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world” – CS Lewis
So I went confidently into my class at 6pm. Sure enough, when it was over at 9pm, my teacher drew me aside. We worked out an agreement that satisfied us both so I could stay in the class.
Anyway, this is the first of many pictures and signs I will start to show of the existence of God, but that he truly is there for us when we pray, and give us hope.