IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE, LIVE IT UP

Why would we not!

We are alive.  Hurricane Irma has passed and we’re still here.  It was a lesson in the power of God . . . my reaction to this force is to fall at His feet (in my head and heart).

As I woke today, two days after hurricane Irma something came to me, (maybe you learned it as a child, like I did) Psalm 100:  “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.  Serve the LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing.  Know that the LORD He is God:  it is He that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.  Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful to Him, and bless His name.  For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations.”

My husband and I have come to the book of Job reading through the Bible, at the same time that our Sunday school class began the same Book.  Remember Job, sitting in ashes; from his head and heart came this:  “Though He slays me yet will I trust Him. . .” (Job 13:15). He had lost it all, like some people in the path of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  We can do the same, even as we mourn loss of loved ones, property and the familiar.

So, as the song goes, “let’s just praise the LORD . . .”

Go ahead and believe God, obey Him, learn of Him.  “Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”  (Matthew 11:28-30).

All of us have the option of getting to know Him, the God of the Bible.  Make sure the God in your head and heart matches Him . . . this is where living is found.

What do I have to lose!

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