I was privileged to join our elementary school on the first ever pumpkin picking field trip! We packed up the students in our bus and traveled to Bauman’s Farm. It was a great event seeing how cider was made, feeding goats, and picking our pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn! For me, the biggest blessing was to watch nearly 50 elementary students enjoying their time, and to think a year ago having a K-5 school was a vision. I remember distinctly last year, being impressed by the Lord to move forward and start an elementary school. Having walked with the Lord for over 40 years, I have learned that when He asks one to step out in faith, He is there all the way working things out for our good and His glory. Again, the Lord provides testimony of His faithfulness and the importance of us leaning on Him in faith for all that is before us. The writer of Hebrews says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” You and I in each avenue of our lives have the privilege of exercising faith in our Heavenly Father to move “mountains” that are in front of us. I am reminded of the chorus,
“Faith in God can move a mighty mountain,
Faith can calm the troubled sea;
Faith can make a desert like a fountain,
Faith can bring the victory.”
Let what God is doing at Western be an encouragement to you that God is at work in the lives of His people moving mountains, calming seas and bringing the victory!