Today’s Inspiration Station With Rhonnie Scheuerman
Author Sue Monk Kidd
Last Summer While I Was Taking Drawing Lessons My Friend Betty Learned She Had Cancer
The day before she went to the hospital for surgery, her spirit seemed nearly depleted. “what am I going to do!”she said thinking about the demanding week ahead of her. “How will I find the strength?” That evening I found myself doodling on my drawing board thinking of Betty. Soon I was sketching a loaf of bread. A simple homemade loaf. Then I put it aside and went to bed. But during the night I had the most curious dream . Betty was siting at a table before a loaf of bread eating a single piece.
The next morning when I came upon my drawing, an idea began to stir in my thoughts. I reached for the Bible I will rain down bread from heaven” (Exodus 16-4 and found the verse, remembering that God sent nourishment from heaven while his people wandered in the wilderness. There was always just enough for each day. They simply had to trust him for tomorrow’s.
I penciled the verse beneath the sketch of bread and carried it to Betty’s hospital room. It was to face what comes our way and reminds us both….when we walk in difficult places, God sends the strength and nourishment to face what comes our way, not all at once, but day by day..