Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lessons from "The Silver Chair"

"Please, how will I get to Narnia?"
"On my breath," said the Lion. " I will blow you into the west of the world as I blew Eustace."...
It was very alarming walking back towards the edge of the cliff, especially as the Lion did not walk with her but behind her-- making no noise on his soft paws.
But long before she had got anywhere near the edge, the voice behind her said, "Stand still. In a moment I will blow..."

The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Silver Chair
C.S. Lewis

Last Friday I cleaned out my classroom, handed in my keys, and said my goodbyes. After 3 years of teaching 4th grade at Valley Arts and Science Academy, I have resigned in order to embark on the adventure God has called us to. My head and heart have been a flood of emotions: joy, fear, excitement, sadness, but no regret. It is a scary thing, stepping to the edge of the cliff, and allowing God to carry us to a new land. Right now, we are in a period of transition: done with the first Chapter, not quite beginning the next. At times it feels
frightening, like we might fall, but then the realization comes that God has been orchestrating it all. This is the time, as always, to trust that He will carry us to our adventure on his breath.

I'll leave you with a picture of the end of this chapter.
Here is me and my classroom, all packed and set for the next teacher.

1 comment:

  1. Kathryn, we applaud you as you've completed so well this past ministry assignment. . . and we look with eager expectation of your next assignment, as you and Stephen join us in the work in Japan! Blessings to you both during this preparation phase.

    On behalf of everyone at Asian Access,
    Jeff Johnston


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