I really need to be cleaning the oven right now. Sprayed it down last night, so I have to do it sometime today. Just not right at this moment.
I was walking this morning when I heard the song Praise You In This Storm , by Casting Crowns, that made me think of my nephew, Brett.
Brett has moved from Georgia to North Dakota because of the work that is available there right now. Every now and then he will post on Facebook about life in North Dakota. Not too long ago he posted this.
“It’s going to be negative 22 degrees tonight and tomorrow in Bismarck with power outages and 40 mph winds. Have to go buy lots of candles, PB&J and other easy to make food. Will keep fridge stuff in a cooler outside…Awesome! Went to Walmart this morning and had to help a mother carry her 4 year old to her car because the wind knocked him over and she had a two year old in her buggie that was freezing!”
I felt so bad for the little fellow! I felt so proud of my nephew!
Now, I, being from the south and have only gone up north during the summer, know nothing about negative 22 degrees. Being from the south and more specifically from Florida (my home state) I do know about 40 mph winds. Even here in Georgia we have to deal with tornadoes every once in a while. Just a week ago, some came through Georgia. I also know this:
Strong winds + negative temperatures = BBBRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway, as I was listening to the song and thinking about my nephew, I was reminding of how my Heavenly Father catches me when the storms of life seem to knock me off my feet. He picks me up and carries me to safety and protects me from the cold of the storm. The winds may still blow all around me, but He wraps me in His loving arms and takes the brunt of the storm for me. What a loving God we have.