Romans 8:38-39 (ESV)
38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We had quite the storm tear through the area the other night! High winds, torrential rain, thunder and lightning . . . It took down numerous trees and power lines as well as my CPAP machine. It reminded me of a story I once read about God’s protection.
That night it just so happened that my little nephew Joey was staying with us. That night as I sat sipping my coffee, Little Joey was awakened by the storm. And needless to say, I came to learn that night that Little Joey is absolutely terrified by thunder and lightning.
At one point he turned to me and said that he wished he was in heaven instead of here. So I asked Joey why he would rather be in heaven right now . . .
To which he replied "If I was up in heaven then God would take care of me".
I tried to explain to him that the Lord was watching over him, but somehow Little Joey didn't quite seem to understand how that was possible since God was way up in Heaven and he was down here.
How often at times do we end up thinking along the same lines as Little Joey. How during the trying, stressful, stormy times in our lives sometimes we can feel the same way. It is times like these when we must draw on our faith and remember that the Lord is watching over us even during those tough times . . .
Dear Lord, thank You that You are always there looking over us whether it be during the good times or the stressful times. Help us not to forget that You are THERE. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.