As I am writing this I am currently watching and hearing about the devastation that hurricane Ike is currently bringing to many people in Texas. Such disasters make people start to think about what is really important in life, but it also raises the question of why would God allow such terrible things to happen? Thanks to the women of the Girl Talk blog, I discovered a very insightful quote from Dr. Albert Mohler that I would like to share. He states,
“Perhaps we should pray as Jesus taught us, praying that the Father’s will would be done, that all persons would be spared harm, and that Christians would respond in the aftermath of disaster with a clear Christian witness of care, assistance, and witness. We should pray that any ‘natural’ disaster would be an opportunity for Christian witness to the supernatural Gospel, and for Christian reflection on the beauty of the Savior.”
I could not have said it any better. That is my prayer for today and this weekend, and I hope you will make it your prayer as well!
Psalms 46:10 states “Be still and know that I am God.” That is a verse that has been on my mind the past few days. I spent my summer doing an internship at a camp, and while I was there I was continually busy. Now that my summer is over, and I am taking a semester off before starting grad school, I am finding my days to be extremely quiet. Although that is not a bad thing, I have been trying to figure out what my purpose is during my break over the next few months. As I have thought and prayed about this, the Lord gently reminds me to embrace this season of quiet in my life, and use it to get to know Him better. I think that in the fast paced society we live in today we feel that we are expected to constantly be on the go, but sometimes all that is being asked of us is to “be still.” What better way to spend my extended holiday than spending time with the One who gave me the gift of Salvation. That is reason enough in itself to celebrate, and I look forward to celebrating in the days to come with my Maker.
If you are reading this I encourage you to take a few minutes to reflect and spend time with the Lord. Be still and listen because I guarantee you there is something to be heard!