Thursday, September 09, 2010

Grateful

Well, Pioneer Woman wrote a great blog for bloggers yesterday. You know what she said?

Blog often.

Okaaaay
. Fine. I needed a kick in the pants to get me back on the blogging track. I'm not saying I'll write every day but I might. I just don't want to disappoint myself it I don't.

Here goes...

Yesterday, amidst all the weather craziness, it seemed all the news stations were covering the rescue of tenants in the Willow II apartments in Arlington. Well, that just happens to be right down the road from me. Not 3 minutes away. After dropping off the kiddos at school this morning I decided to head over to that neighborhood and see the damage for myself. I was amazed. I saw huge trees knocked down, brick mailboxes toppled, front yards filled with all the earthly possessions the families in the neighborhood own - completely ruined. The neighborhood was a mess. It made me sad. But then it made me glad.

Know why?

Sure, I can say, I'm grateful that I live at the top of the hill instead of at the bottom. I could say I'm grateful that all my stuff is okay. I would definitely say I'm grateful that my family is safe and that everyone in the affected neighborhood made it out safely. And I am. I am grateful for all of those things. But, you know what else?

I'm grateful that the Lord has a plan for our lives. Even in scary, uncertain situations. He was and is with those who were so terribly affected by the storm. I'm also grateful that if I HAD lost all my stuff, if my world had been turned upside down because of that storm that I would have assurance that all would be okay. That stuff is just stuff. My treasure is in heaven.

“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be." Matthew 6:19-21

EDIT: Moments after I posted THIS song played on Pandora. Brought me to tears and so perfectly says what I attempted to get across in the post.

2 comments:

Crissy and Kevin said...

thanks so much for posting this! sometimes our situations are trying.. but God is always in the details! thanks friend!

Dianne said...

Totally agree! Also on the PW note...I thought yesterday as I read her post...that's so me! You know...the gaining weight because you're blogging, reading, sewing too much! I definitely need to get a move on!