Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Everyday Life

Dearest Reader,

I hope your day has been blessed and beautiful. Thankfully to the Lord, our's has been.

What a precious gift ordinary days are. This evening we watched a bunch of tornado videos on the internet. We used to live in Tuscaloosa, so as we watched a video of a helicopter flying over Tuscaloosa, we were looking for familiar landmarks.
It is a beautiful city, where my parents met, married, and lived for 10 years. It was the birthplace of the 4 oldest children and much of it was devastated and destroyed.
The home we used to live in was in a part of the town that was decimated. We watched tornadoes ripping across parking lots and blowing up transmitters, and what a little neighborhood looked like 1 hour after it hit.
We have been thinking about and praying for the Lee family, and the Crawfords and others ever since we heard about their situations. Our hearts have been so touched by the humble thankfulness and true trust in the Lord these families have exhibited during this time of extreme trial.
They have inspired our family, and continue to do so. When we wash a dish, we think of Mrs. Lee, of Mrs. Crawford. How thankful I am to have a dish to wash. Or a bed to make. No matter what happens, nothing can seperate us from the love of God. Blessed be Your name, Lord.

"So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." -Psalm 90, 12


Mrs.Rabe said...

This is such a good post, Adeline.

We are praying for those families too. We need to be so thankful for every day the Lord gives us, and every blessing.

That Psalm is a particular favorite of mine.


Anonymous said...

My heart has been burdened for those poor tornado victims in Alabama.Thanks for sharing this thoughtful post.


Mr. G's Mrs. G said...

I absolutely agree Adeline. I was just reading this morning that there is a "sewing bee" being organized for the Lees and Crawfords to help replace their sewing machine, fabric and notions. Here is the link~

I found out from Jennie Chancy.


Samantha Broadway said...

I'm blessed to see this post. I found your site googling the tornado. I'm from south central AL myself, in Montgomery and the tornado came right over our place before moving north. Praise GOd we were okay. Thank you for sharing your post on here. God is truly good and is still faithful as our Brothers and Sisters are trying to get things in order. Praise Him!

Matt Vawser said...

Thanks for the post. All to often we get caught up in the hum drum of everyday and we get to thinking how boring life is. But we should cherish the peaceful times of life we have, for as long as we are in this fallen world there will be trouble ahead. Of course that doesn't mean we should fear the day of trial for as you said nothing can seperate us from God.
Prayers are being said here in Idaho for the tornado victims.