Thursday, January 29, 2009

God's Amazing Promises!

We finished Uncle Tom's Cabin last night, and I'm so glad we took the time to read it. Laughing, crying, thinking, and hurting for the personal wrongs, the social injustice and the cruelty about which this most excellent work of fiction was written, has stretched my daughter and me. We've laughed together, clung together weeping, and seen into each other's hearts once again.

I love homeschooling her. It's been an amazing journey of personal growth for me, with both my children, and I'm glad I've had the opportunity. Some people wish or dream about homeschooling, all the while sticking their children on a bus for another day away from home. I pray they would have the courage to do what God has put in their hearts, regardless of what others would think. It is SO worth it!

In Uncle Tom's life, at the closing of the book, he faces the most difficult trial of this existence, as he stands against the cruelty, hatred and abuse of Simon Legree. I very much enjoyed the view Stowe's writing took as she planted her flag in the fertile soil of faith and took her stand about believing God in the midst of circumstances. As she wrote about Tom's demise, she reminded the reader, myself in particular, that though the flesh is in pain, the spirit may soar upon the glories of the promises of our Savior.

When Tom said that Legree had done all he could do, that no more harm could come to him because he had moved beyond the fleshly man to the spirit man, I rejoiced with him! Though he had, in appearance, lost everything valuable to him, it mattered not, because he clung to the promises of God.

Those promises, like "He always leads us in triumph", "He will contend with those who contend with us", and "He will make our enemies as a non-existent thing" are promises I'm clinging to this morning.

He is my everything. He means the world to me. I don't know where I'd be without Him.

I'm rejoicing in His promises today!

1 comment:

Kristi said...

I wouldn't trade homeschooling my kids for anything! I love to see them learn and grow.