I’m finding out a lot about myself simply answering the call to be a ‘Stay-at-home-Mum’. Taking time out to reflect on the question my son often asks [see part 1] gave me more answers than I was actually searching for at that point. Nevertheless, as I tunnelled through my thoughts and penned what flowed, I found the pieces of the puzzle slotting nicely into place. Being still and waiting on God’s timing has been the key lesson on this journey. I was ready to receive the answers to my prayers.
“He may not come when you want Him but He’s always on time,” are the words of a song I have on a CD and surely I have proven that on this journey.
In school I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I remember saying a doctor/nurse, a teacher (of English and Religious Education) and an Evangelist. I don’t know whether or not I had put much thought into that or those were the only professions I knew anything about why they were the three I mentioned. Nevertheless, I realise that Ambulances have been a regular feature on my journey. Yes, the ones I’m used to seeing also have the colour ‘yellow’. I looked up to see one passing earlier as I typed this piece and remembered the incidents and fatalities that causes me to stop and look outside myself in order to be an instrument of healing. This is what came to me:
The yellow in my world directs me to ‘The Light’ that shines so brightly, giving me the courage to shine in dark places. The yellow in my world is The Bread of life that I feed on daily so I can overcome the fear and boldly speak out against the injustice, speaking for the voiceless in my world, being an advocate for healthy relationships.
As I pen these words I am voicing the needs of:
They are all crying out for help but it would appear that no one cares or has the knowledge of what to do to help. I’ve grown to understand that there are many who truly care about the well-being of these hurting souls, but they too simply do not know what to do to help or how they can help. They do not have the necessary skills to do the training that’s needed or they do have the skills but haven’t had the opportunity to utilise those skills. It’s a revolving cycle which will continue to rotate until someone is willing to do what is necessary to break that destructive cycle.
Is that someone you?
Please join me in the final part of 'The Colour Yellow’.