Life is so wild right now! Hang on tight. In the space of less than three days, I have driven through fire in 90 degree heat (Not my idea! The fire was supposed to be out, but flames licked the sky while I drove by) and then watched a blizzard whip trees in circles as it iced over the whole back of our house.
We have gone from this:
To this: (not quite this deep, but you get the…er…drift)
in one day. And you know what? Because of the fire, which we know is everywhere right now, I am actually grateful for the blizzard, because the blizzard smothered the nearby fire, and the citizens of the small town that was evacuated to escape the fire may go back home again.
I’ve decided to start viewing all of life this way. Yes, the blizzard was shocking, since it started only a few hours after Labor Day ended, but the fire was more shocking. I prayed to get through the fire safely, and then a day later finally, after quite a bit of muttering, joking, poses of outrage, thanked God for the blizzard, because that meant the lives being threatened by the fire might now be chilled to the bone, but at least they’re still alive.
I hope I can remember this next time catastrophe happens. I hope I can thank God for it because He might well be using it to put out a fire I might not know about.
Are there any object lessons God has taught you lately?