Last night Mr. E. was out of town.
The rest of us were at church til' 8pm and came home to a message
on the machine.
Still standing with my arms full of "stuff" I listened to Mr. E's voice. . .
I just want you to know I'm O.K.
I was in an accident. . .
My heart sank.
I was curious to know the details,
thankful that he was OK,
and anxious to talk with him.
Z-man flew to the phone before I had my hands free.
The good news was that the accident could have been worse, the
truck is still drivable, and he'll still be able to attend his meeting
at the capital tomorrow.
The bad news. . . his shoulder was injured and he's experiencing a
significant amount of pain.
Twelve hours later, we receive another call from Mr. E.:
I'm standing outside the capitol building. We've all been evacuated due
to a bomb threat!
At this point we can't help but laugh as I exclaim,
Quick, get in your truck and head home before more catastrophe follows you!!
You just never know what the day has in store.
So as the sun sets on this beautiful fall day I'll remember what HE
just wants us to know . . .
The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
Those who know your name trust in you, for you , oh Lord, do not
abandon those who search for you. Psalm 9:9-10
This is my command; be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or
discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Our peace depends on our willingness to see everything in God,
receive all from His hand, accept with gratitude just the portion
and cup He offers. Shall I charge Him with a mistake in His
measurements or with misjudging the sphere in which I can best
learn to trust Him? Elisabeth Elliot
May His peace be yours today,