It all started on a snowy morning on January 28th. School was called off and everyone was pumped! Who doesn’t love a snow day?!
If you asked anyone the next day how they liked the snow day, I’m sure they would have said that it was great! But, we couldn’t do that because we didn’t have school that day either. Or the next. Or the next! It was National Lutheran Schools Week and we weren’t even there to celebrate it! We finally came back to school on Friday, in time to have family fun day and go to LHS, where we watched a juggler and laughed so hard we cried, but we missed almost everything - all of our dress-up days, our annual service project to Feed My Starving Children and our fun outing to Buck Hill for some snow tubing!
The next week was more of the same, with no school on Thursday…and then again the next Tuesday…and again the Thursday following that! That’s not to mention the late starts we’ve also had mixed in there. Fast forward to this past week and we added another snow day to the mix with a day off on Wednesday and another late start this Monday.
There’s an old Chinese proverb that says “Be careful what you wish for, lest you get it.” This idea is as true now as it ever has been. If we’ve learned anything this month, it’s just that. Everyone loves a snow day, but when we start racking them up like we have been this year, we wonder why we ever wanted one in the first place. Our desire to have a day off has quickly turned into a silent plea for Central to NOT call off school and just let us go back to school. But, then again, we asked for it, and here it is.
The Israelites were reminded of this too. After settling in the promised land and receiving endless blessings from God, they wanted a king. The King of Kings wasn’t enough for them and they wanted a physical king. It didn’t seem like a huge request at the time. What’s the worst that can happen…
After some back and forth, God essentially said “You want a king? Fine! Have a king, but be careful what you wish for.” What followed was a slew of terrible kings who brought nothing but rebellion, destruction, and death to God’s chosen people.
Now, I’m not saying we’re the Israelites. All we wanted was an itty bitty snow day - maybe two. That ship has sailed however, and now we are looking the possibility of adding extra days dead in the eye.
Moral of the Story – Be careful what you wish for!