Monday, May 23, 2011
The Sign, The Sirens, The Helmet and Shield
That sign sums it up regarding the prophecy made recently about the end of the world.
On the other hand, that same day, hundreds of Missourians had to deal with another sign, the signs of tornados once again reeking chaos and havoc and disaster.
Forty-seven times tornados have touched lives in Missouri since New Year's Eve. Many have learned to heed the siren warnings.
Sadness is evident everywhere I go.
-Even to the dentist office this morning. As my dentist prepared to clean my teeth, he shared how his relatives had been in Joplin on their deck having a normal BBQ only to look up and see a tornado racing toward their home at 30 miles an hour.
They barely had time to throw themselves into the basement before their house was torn to shreds.
That night, crawling out of the rubble, they searched for their friends, friends of many years, friends since high school. They could not find their neighbors.
My dentist commented, "News doesn't mean much until it hits your own family. It is hard to know what to do with it."
Ironically my daughter's last memory verse for her school year is from Ephesians. God tells us how to deal with hard times, with Satan, with evil, with sadness, with life on this earth. We must put on the full armor of God and STAND FIRM. The helmet of salvation reminds us of God's love and ultimate plan for us as good and not evil.
My heart is with those in Joplin. I can not imagine their pain and suffering.
God can though.
He has been through it all.
He did it for us.
Join me, won't you, in praying for those grieving. Let's also pray for protection for those hurt and for all in the Midwest facing yet more storms today and the rest of this week.
For His Glory,