Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Look to the Heavens

We just finished Day Three of homeschooling. It has been hard for me to be focused on homeschooling while the city is in turmoil. I've done my best to create an island of peace in our home to preserve my sanity and the sense of well-being for the boys. Right now our food supplies are dwindling. I was able to find a store yesterday that had milk and flour. There is only one store in our town that has everything and everyone is quickly finding out about it. We have several Wal-Mart stores in our little town. One of them is trying to clean up after a fire. The other Wal-Mart has a non-operational freezer section. These two mega stores are of no use. The only operational stores are the small town stores. They had generators and people willing to ride out the storm to turn them on. They won't be able to keep up with the demand of our town for long. Houston is starting to get its power slowly but food shortages also are there.
Our astromony studies in Apologia about the planets brought me a lot of peace. We learned that the planets are in the exact position they need to be in to keep the earth in a smooth orbit around the sun. This is no accident. Each planet was placed in orbit by our loving Creator. The God that did this is surely in control of our situation.
Nehemiah 9:6 Thou, even Thou, art LORD alone; Thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens with all their host, the earth and all things that are therein, the seas and all that is therein; and Thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshipeth Thee. (emphasis added)
Continue to pray for Houston, Galveston and the surrounding areas.


Lindylou said...

When I was a young girl, up to 18 yo, I lived in NewOreleans and went through quite a few hurricanes. My sister also lived FL and rode out Andrew.

I think since Katrina everyone gets more nervous and tries to buy up and horde items so that they will never run out...this may have come from the Y2K scare...everyone was imagining what would happen if we ran out of everything....if nothing worked...if life would never return to normal.

I also think it comes from the fact that we have been trained to depend on our government for our needs.

Never once did we expect our city or state government, much less federal gov, to help us personally if or when a hurricane hit....or any other situation.

It seems like neighbors and friends and even family helped each other out without having to be organized and directed by Red Cross, Church Organizations or FEMA. Matter of fact FEMA was not even in existance.

God will provide for you. If we really think about it. Most Americans have more food in their home and pantry on any given day then some families in other countries have in months. We don't need all the fancy meals to sustain life...and simple life can be pretty satisfying when we try it.

I am not at all saying that you are not looking to God because I know you totally are! It is just general thoughts that have been tossed around by several people since this hurricane season...and I never really thought about it...until someone reminded me that we didn't fear hurricanes...we bunkered down...spent huddled time together...honestly some of my best memories are from hurricanes. Just how everything stopped for a while and we lived a little different, eating food not cooked, having candles at night and being closer together.

Yes, as your blog states...we all need to "look to the Heavens", because He is still in control, our Soveriegn Lord, our Redeemer and Provider.

Frazzled Mom said...

Amen my sister! God knows how I am. I am a planner. I need to have things ready and stored up. He operates differently. I just think about the Israelites and manna. They couldn't store it up. God made provision for just what they needed that day. He has mercy on me. He helped me to find what I needed at the store today and gently reminded me He is my Provider and not the grocery store. Thank you Lord for your provision.


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