In case you weren't watching the weather this week, (ha) there were some big and crazy storms running through Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Luckily our little corner of Kansas was safe but my thoughts and prayers are with those who've been affected by the storms. Especially Joplin, MO.
This was a view of Kansas City earlier in the week.
Wow! What an amazing yet terrifying sight.
Even though the storms passed us by, for the most part, that doesn't mean we weren't preparing ourselves for the possibility of a tornado. My boys were doing so well to help me prepare our basement. They hauled down the emergency kit along with special toys and blankies and plenty of snacks and plenty of water. When I thought we were all prepared Yap came rushing up "for books" he said. "What kind of books?" I asked a bit harshly. The last thing I needed was to get hit in the side of the head with Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows in the middle of a tornado. That's a mighty heavy book!
"Mom, we need our Bible." he replied seriously. Okay, I felt about an inch tall at that point. Of course we needed our Bible.
But in the worst of the weather, which wasn't so bad as other parts of the country, I turned to Psalm 91 for comfort. When my mind was full of potential danger, destruction and injury I was reminded "He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge". God will protect us if only we have faith in him.
Thank You for protecting me and my family God. Thank You for the peace You bestowed upon me in a time of anxiety. Amen.