Have you heard about the patience of Job? I need the patience of Job for the “job” I’m doing! Close to a year I have been working on lessons about the Christian Life taken from the New Testament Letters. I’ve finally gotten to the point where I can start uploading all the pieces.
I don’t know if everybody who uploads files has the problems I encounter. The series has 20 lessons. I uploaded 20 files with coloring pictures. Then I uploaded some more coloring pictures. I had some files for the teacher… and then it was all gone!
What to do? Patiently start over and do it again! What’s the point of getting upset? I just praise the Lord that I even can do this. These are lessons I wrote in Bolivia 1986. The man who illustrated the lesson is long gone, enjoying his eternal home. My friend Nancy has colored several of those pictures. Not in a million years could we imagine this development when Felix and I worked on the lessons. We didn’t even have a computer at that time!
Sometimes I feel like the guy in the picture—tied down because I’m still very illiterate in the computer world. But even with my limitations I can do it. I can publish lessons for anybody, anywhere, to access. What a blessing!
The picture represents someone without Christ. There is a second one, when we are set free!
When I get these lessons done, I’ll feel like the guy in the second picture. Computers and web-sites are a blessing, but they can be a pain. I wish I understood them a little better. It wasn’t fun to discover I had done all the painstaking pieces in vain.
I still have a long way to go to finish this project. I work on these lessons on my “free” time, that’s why it takes such a long time. When things go wrong there are two ways to go about it. Like the following pictures, also from these lessons.
Have your pick! There is no point in getting upset, because it doesn’t make things better. When things go wrong, ask God to help you smile, even through tears. Practice the patience of Job!
I’ll tell you when I’m going to have a BIG smile. The day I complete these lessons!
When the Spanish is done, English is next in line!
Yes, the lessons will be done in English, and then in whatever other language where doors open. I appreciate your prayers. It’s a big undertaking the journey I’ve embarked on. I need the help of many volunteers. “With patience you can walk a long ways,” they say in Spanish. That’s why I want to have the patience of Job, to go a long way!