It's day one of our Seniors Only Ski Trip. We loaded up in Charleston, SC and drove to West Virginia today. After picking up our gear and checking into our hotel I gathered everyone in our room to go over some details for the weekend and to give some perspective.
We're on a ski trip. That is an unbelievably huge privilege. As I prayed with our group tonight I was suddenly reminded of the fact that there are tens of thousands of people in one country alone hurting, starving and even dying. What's happened in Haiti this week is a perspective bringing tragedy. As we slide down mountains of snow for pleasure, there are men and women searching through mountains of rubble looking for family and friends.
Tonight I don't want to take anything for granted. We arrived at our destination safely. We ate well. We have a place to lay our heads. We have clothes to keep us warm. My children are safe tonight. My loved ones are only a phone call away.
As I sit here tonight I'm wishing I could do more. More to help those in need. More to fix the bruised and broken relationships in my life. More to strengthen and encourage those that I love most dearly. More to honor my God. Most of the time I feel as though I'm squandering 90% of the opportunities He gives me to love the people in my life.
What is God weighing on your heart these days? Are you grateful for the "little" things?