Before I got out of bed this morning, I found my mind drifting back to when I was in high school, shortly after my accident.
When I left the rehab center, I resumed my junior year of high school, then midway through.
Our homeroom assignments were designated according to grade and name in alphabetical order. My room assignment that year was on the second floor. While the school had just recently installed a chairlift, I opted to report to KGSH (the in-school radio station) rather than to navigate the stairs first thing each morning. I would use the lift to get to some of my classes, though, and was proud to have the distinction of being the first to use it.
Our school radio show, under the faculty oversight of Stan Deen, opened up each day with announcements, entertainment, and news that was relevant to our school and community. For the first couple of weeks, I just watched and listened. Eventually, I approached Mr. Deen with the proposition that someone should provide a thought for the day. He approved of the idea and assigned me the task of finding and presenting each day’s thought. From then until the end of the year, I quietly became known as the Thought Master.
I presented each day’s thought anonymously and, outside of our closed radio crew, did not tell anyone I was doing it. Eventually, classmates recognized me, but the mystery was fun. I bought a book entitled Peter’s Quotations. Many of my thoughts came from this book, especially at first. Some were my ideas, and some came from the news, articles, movies, and the Bible.
In light of this blog and the things that I think and write about, I marvel at the providence of God as He developed early in my life a desire to enrich my mind, defend my faith, and share what I learn. Not that I am an authority in Biblical exposition or a Doctor of Philosophy or Religion, but I love God and His Word, and want to make the most of the gifts He has given me.
God is in control of all things. I praise and thank Him for the life that He has given me, including my disability. I have experienced countless blessings throughout my life and look forward to all that the future holds.
Most of all, I look forward to an eternity to bask in the glory of God when my earthly life ends.
Thanks to God and the relationship that we can have with Jesus because of His death and resurrection, I can live every day with eternity in view.
If you want to know more about my life story and how God grew and nurtured my faith, please check out my book, Eternity in View.