In the same way, let your light shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16

Back in May John and I travelled to Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  We have been there many times and do much the same activities when we are there.  This time when I was driving to the visitor center to meet John, I saw a sign for Little Greenbrier School.  You turned into this little picnic area, crossed a one lane bridge and drove about a mile and there was the turn to the school.  There is also a sign clearly stating that the road is narrow and to be prepared to back up if you meet a car.  (I wish I’d of taken a picture of that sign.)  I decided that I wasn’t too keen on trying to back up on a curvy, narrow, rocky road….I would wait and ask John to come back with me.  The next day, we went back.  As we arrived at the parking lot there were several cars and it was obviously a trail head, but there were no people around.  It was SO. QUIET.  You could hear the noise of the woods.

I assume the blackboard was put up later and not from the 1800s!  I was struck by how plain and simple things were inside.  This desk and table were in one corner.
This desk is slightly out of focus, but you can still see how HARD it would be to sit on!
There was a cemetery on the grounds…
Little Greenbrier School building has a story to tell, but no one is there to voice the story. Wikipedia has some information about it.  But I believe there is a lot of information that is lost. 
When I leave this world, what information will be lost?  I certainly don’t claim to be very smart, but I hope I live my life so that people can see Jesus in me.  That they can see good things and glorify my Father in heaven.
Lord, thank you for the past.  For the things we learn from the past and from our ancestors.  Please help me to live my life in such a manner that when I am gone people will know that I belonged to You.  Father, please be with the people that are on my heart and need you in a special way today.  Be with my blogging friends that have family issues, children moving away, friends sick and dying.  Lord, please comfort them and give them peace.

Have a good day…what story are you leaving behind?


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