Listening to the thunder last night and the rain fall off and on throughout the night, throughout the morning hours I laid there and I thought about how blessed I am to live in an area where I don’t have to worry about tornado’s, hurricanes, mudslides or any other crazy weather. It was just a storm, a storm I could so easily sleep through without any worry except that the power may go out. What a blessing to live in what I consider the most beautiful place on earth and have the ability to enjoy the sounds of the rain pounding down and the Lord watching over me and my family as we rested our heads into our pillows.
As I did my nightly walk through peaking my head into bedrooms to watch angelic faces as the lightening lit the sky, I saw the perfection of God’s creations laying there in bed dreaming their dreams and unaware of the rain and the thunder and lightning.
I thought of Ohio yesterday and their tornado sirens. What fear for the kids and families who live in such a place, worrying with every windstorm, every dark cloud that they will need to take refuge and risk losing everything. What a scary thought, yet I know that for many of those residents who have to live through these fears that their faith is what carries them through.
Faith in God.
Faith in His perfect plan.
Faith in something, anything.
What happens to those without faith? To those who live in fear with no backing. When you live with nothing on the other side do you feel fear in a different capacity?
To me the thought of nothingness is far more scary, far more work, far worse than any other thing that could possibly occur because the end would be the end, to live and die for no reason. Is there any reason to live a good life if there is no risk to the soul? Eternity is a long time and to live without the prospect is to feel as though all you do is lose.
I am blessed to have faith. To have a God who protects me, a Saviour who will keep me whole in the darkest of times. Even in the darkest of nights He offers us light.
1 John 1:5
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.