My husband and I were drinking our coffee in the family room this morning. A nice, quiet Sunday morning…enjoying the drop in temperatures and the cool morning breeze.
It actually was louder than that…but we did not know what had happened!
~Oscar, our Westie…was at our feet. So we knew he
had not gotten into something.
~We looked outside to see if a transformer had blown.
It was good.
~The breeze was a bit strong, so maybe a large tree limb
had fallen. Nope, no limbs.
Then I saw it…..a beautiful pigeon laying on our bricked walk way.
Taking its’ last breath. Oscar going crazy, me with tears in my eyes. Quite a sight….me and the dog, not to mention the pigeon.
My husband nows remember seeing a very large blurb of black flying toward the upper section of the house above our back porch. It appears as though a hawk was in flight for breakfast and misjudged his position.
No sign of the hawk, and he did not end up with breakfast….Probably just a killer headache.
After the drama died down a bit…..it reminded me of something.
Sometimes it feels as though life has simply come up beside you and hit you “up side the head” with a THUMP!
Your father passes away suddenly of a heart attack. Your best friend dies of cancer. A young man has a car accident and dies at 16 years of age. A 21 year old girl is in an accident and is paralyzed from the waist down for life. Your wife of 25 years dies of a mysterious illness after three short days. You lose your job of 22 years because of cutbacks. THUMP, THUMP and THUMP.
No one hears that THUMP better than the Father.
It resounds in His heart.
Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
That is not to say that the pain from the THUMP won’t hurt, nor that it won’t linger.
But our hope and peace can only come from Him.
Friends, I know this to be true.
I speak with experience, as I know the THUMPS that have hit me have been endured by the tender arms of Jesus as He wept with me, carried me and gently held me in His arms of peace.
IN CHRIST ALONE
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