Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Safe from the storm...

I know I said I'd be writing about Herman Cain or women as President, but I couldn't help but write about this photo.  Many of you know that last night we had some pretty nasty weather here in north Texas.  I admit, I was pretty anxious at times with all the tornadoes that have been ravaging the country.  Worry and anxiety are things I struggle with pretty regularly as it is...without any help from the weather, so you can imagine what tornado warnings do to me!

Tim took this photo last night of our children, sleeping soundly in the safest place in our house--the closest thing to a storm shelter we have--our hall closet under the stairs.  I'd decided late in the afternoon that I would make them a "fort" in the closet and make it a fun time for them, not scary.  Here's where the photo gets me:  It is such a picture of how God wants me to be when I am riding out "storms" in my life...completely at peace, at rest, able to sleep soundly as the storm rages outside.  My kids were so peaceful and felt so protected, because their mommy and daddy told them everything would be o.k.  They were utterly unaware of the storm raging outside because of their trust in us to protect them.  How much more at peace and protected should I feel in light of God's word?  

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?  Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.  And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."  Matthew 10:29-31

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