Tuesday, September 11, 2018

When Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary

On this anniversary of 9/11/2001 this quote from Lisa Beamer, who was widowed that day when her husband and others stormed the terrorists on their plane, gives us an appropriate pause and rich wisdom for our own journey . . . As many of the psalms end with the term Selah which indicates a pause in the music, I'd like to add Selah to the words of Lisa Beamer--let's pause think today.
“Slowly I began to understand that the plans God has for us don’t just include “good” things, but the whole array of human events … I remember my mom saying that many people look for miracles — things that in their human minds “fix” a difficult situation. 

Many miracles, however, are not a change to the normal course of human events; they’re found in God’s ability and desire to sustain and nurture people through even the worst situations. 

Somewhere along the way, I stopped demanding that God fix the problems in my life and started to be thankful for his presence as I endured them.” 

― Lisa Beamer, Let's Roll!: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage

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