Earlier today as I was getting dressed to teach up yonder in the hills of Hillsborough, I heard this still small voice whisper to me to put on my new boots.
Well now, I had been avoiding putting the boots back on because they were new and snug and a might uncomfortable the last time I wore them. In my mind the solution was to take them to the local cobbler and have him stretch them. Even after I heard the voice of the Lord I thought well maybe I’ll just swing by that cobbler and see if he can adjust or stretch them for me right quick. I decided instead to obey and put the boots on. I got to Hillsborough and that wind was so fierce and so cold that all I could say was thank you Lord that my feet are warm and cozy.
As I got to my classroom I began to think about how easy it is to fail to obey God as we make the transition from uncomfortable to comfortable. In our humanness we forget that He is the God of comfort and knows well how to smooth move us through these life’s transitions. I am so glad that there is no situation big or small that He can’t see us through. Those boots needed breaking in by the one that was going to be wearing them and with each step I took this afternoon they felt better and better and better.I needed to participate in the stretching and adjusting to get to that place where I could walk with ease. I guess I needed to experience a little discomfort to get to the place of comfort I found.
Aren’t you glad that our God can use simple things to teach us how to walk this walk victoriously? What a mighty wise God we serve.