Thursday, June 21, 2007

What Comes From A Hoot-A-Nanny

Once in a while my day doesn't go in the same direction that I thought it was going to go when I get up that morning. When I woke up today, I expected to have a normal day - cleaning a bathroom, doing dishes, cooking food, and playing with the kids. Now, one boo boo, four stitches, and an ER visit later, a verse comes to mind. "Don't brag about tomorrow, since you don't know what the day will bring (Proverbs 27:1)". That verse always pops out at me whenever something bad happens or I hear news of something horrible that has happened. I can't know the turns and twists that will happen in my life, but God does. He's there ahead of me preparing the way, preparing me so that I can handle what life gives me. Jesus says to me, "Your heavenly Father already knows your needs, and He will give you all you need from day to day if you live for Him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. So don't worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today (Matthew 6:32-34)." Thankfully, Eli is fine now. All the kids were having a little hoot-a-nanny dancing to some "cowboy" music, when Eli fell and hit his forehead on the fireplace hearth. We have the hearth covered with blankets just in case this should happen - so the damage was minimized. Of course I was scared and worried for my son, but underneath the fear there was the knowledge that God is in control. That 's a comforting thing in the midst of panic!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a day you had! I seemed to have had a similar one the other day as well! :) I am so thankful to hear that Eli is fine and you are so right, it is a relief to know that God is in control in every situation.