From the desk of Celia Tucker, Academic College Counselor:
I know that God continues to get frustrated with me because I am such a slow learner. Let’s talk about the recent College Trips—last Wednesday’s trip, in particular.
I am a creature of habit. For me, if things are in order they tend to go well. I like to know details and I check and double check them over and over—I am sure the American Medical Association probably has a diagnosis for my condition but let’s just say that when I am in charge of precious cargo (on College Trips), I do not like living on the edge.
On Monday and Tuesday of this week I packed my backpack, packed supplies, got my clipboard, packed the binder with all of the contact numbers and tour details and we were off to SFA and ETBU. I like routine because it keeps me organized. I like routine down to what I pack in my backpack for my snacks. On Monday I packed crackers and a banana—we had a super trip. On Tuesday I packed crackers and a banana—another great trip. On Wednesday when I got ready to pack my crackers and a banana, the bananas were gone. It was 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning and my bananas were gone. It totally threw me off. No banana? A change in my routine? How could this trip be anywhere close to super now? (Did I mention that the American Medical Association probably has a diagnosis for my condition?..) Reluctantly, I packed crackers and an orange and hoped for the best.
When I got to school I got the trip supplies ready, got my clipboard, packed the binder with all of the contact numbers and tour details and started to roll the big snack carts out to the bus to load. Because it was early in the morning there were no lights on in the hall to help me see my way to the elevator. I carefully rolled the cart down the hall in the dark and when I got to the nearest light switch I reached out and turned it on.
Sitting on a study table, on the second floor of Lauderdale, in the academic, classroom part of Lauderdale, right there all by itself sitting on that study table was a banana. Yes, a banana.
I had to smile.
God has a sense of humor.
God knows exactly what I need even before I need it.
God is always going to be there.
I should stop doubting.
I should stop being a slow learner.
The Lord provides.