Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise;
apply your heart to what I teach,
I like to fix things - working on cars, you name it - I will give it a crack. The problem, however, is that pulling something apart and fixing the problem is not always as straight forward as it appears. On one occasion I was trying to disassemble a Kombi Van gearbox. Having removed all the nuts and bolts that held the case together it should have fallen open and split in two. Needless to say, it did not.
I tried a bigger hammer, then a bigger one, before trying to pry the gearbox apart with a crowbar. Embarrassingly, I even resorted to throwing it off a second-story veranda in an attempt to crack it open. All to no avail. Frustrated and defeated, I took it to a VW mechanic for advice, who very patiently listened to my story, smiled (a knowing smile) before inviting me to follow him into the back. The mechanic calmly degreased and steam cleaned the gearbox, removing the better part of 30 years of grease and gunk from it before casually undoing one last remaining nut and bolt, at which point the gearbox happily split apart.
What a difference experience makes. In a similar way, we often barrel through life, making critical life decisions and getting ourselves in all sorts of strife because we fail to consult the wisdom and knowledge of God. Someone once said, ”a single conversation across a table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books”. In all things, God can and will guide our steps if we take the time to talk with Him and study His Word. Even in the most difficult situations, it is simply amazing how well things can work out when we seek the right advice.
We would have enjoyed our opening night of "Annie" on 21 May, but we are hopeful we can go ahead with the rescheduled performances in October. Watch this space for updates!
Pray for Bayside
Please pray our Years 3-10 students as they prepare to return to face-to-face classes.
Pray for the health and safety of families and staff during the transition back to school.
Give thanks for the wonderful learning that has taken place, both remotely and at school, over the course of this unusual school term.
Please pray for College families experiencing hardship because of the economic downturn.