You may remember this post from a few weeks ago, where I expressed my frustration about a student who had failed to write a thank you note for additional emergency aid that she received. I also reflected on how grateful I am that God doesn’t remove our blessings when we fail to display gratitude:
“With my student, their failure to finish the process and send a thank you note has resulted in a reversal of the funds, meaning the funds will be removed and they will have to figure out a way to finance any remaining balance on their account. Thankfully God’s grace and mercy doesn’t have “reversal consequences” in our lives, where He goes back and reverses or removes a blessing because our lack of gratitude or our failure to respond to his attempts to reach us.”
So the update is- after removing the student’s aid, she contacted us and sent in a very long thank-you note; which she said had been sent weeks before, but we had never received. Fortunately, the emergency aid that she so desperately needed was reinstated; and I believe that she has learned a lesson about the value of follow-through ensuring that timely information reaches its destination; as well as a lesson in checking email consistently.
I’m just glad she’s able to stay in school.
Peace and blessings!