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Five Loaves & Two Fishes

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A little boy of thirteen was on his way to school
He heard a crowd of people laughing and he went to take a look
Thousands were listening to the stories of one man
He spoke with such wisdom, even the kids could understand 

The hours passed so quickly, the day turned to night
Everyone was hungry but there was no food in sight
The boy looked in his lunchbox at the little that he had
He wasn’t sure what good it’d do, there were thousands to be fed 

But he saw the twinkling eyes of Jesus
The kindness in His smile
And the boy cried out
With the trust of a child
He said, 

“Take my five loaves and two fishes
Do with it as you will
I surrender
Take my fears and my inhibitions
All my burdens, my ambitions
You can use it all to feed them all.” 

I often think about that boy when I’m feeling small
And I worry that the work I do means nothing at all 

But every single tear I cry is a diamond in His hands
And every door that slams in my face, I will offer up in prayer

So I’ll give you every breath that I have
Oh Lord, you can work miracles
All that you need is my “Amen”

So take my five loaves and two fishes
Do with it as you will
I surrender
Take my fears and my inhibitions
All my burdens, my ambitions
You can use it all
I hope it’s not too small 

This song by Corrine May really spoke to me while I was driving a couple of days back.

It talks about surrendering EVERYTHING to the Father – something I still struggle with today!

Amazing how a young kid can manage something like that, when people at our age – maybe even older – still have such a hard time! But I guess we all learn. Or rather, we’re all still learning, still journeying. Takes a whole lot of trust! And patience too, of course.

School just started slightly more than a week ago. Can’t believe my last 4 years of education are here!

Still remember how we used to look forward to finally not having to study, way back in Primary School. (Oh gosh, how long ago was that?!) Now I really wonder why on earth we were complaining back then. What was there to complain about in the first place! LOL.

These 2 weeks have been pretty slack ‘cos tutorials haven’t started. So technically school only REALLY begins next week. I still have no idea how that’s gonna work out! We’ll see, I guess.

I’ve had quite a lot of time to myself over the past couple of months, time to really look back and reflect on what’s been happening. Don’t know if I’ll be able to say the same when school really starts, but I hope so! If there’s one thing I really need amidst all the business of school, that’ll be time to contemplate in silence!

My time’s up to me to manage I guess. I just pray for wisdom in planning and prioritising. I’ve been so distracted of late!

Ah well, better get down to my readings for Jap Studies. It feels SO weird to be studying again! LOL after 8 months of hardly having to think.

I guess it’s hello to Pam the Mugger, and bye to Pam the Slacker! (Hopefully!)

Written by Pamela

August 20, 2008 at 5:28 pm

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