Good Day, God!
Our friend Ann from Dallas was visiting last month when she got word of a Tornado Warning back home. That was scary enough, God. I didn’t grow up with tornados so I’m skittish about them.
But, then just a couple of days ago I got an email from Ann saying that she had spent the afternoon in the library basement as there was a Tornado Watch. She “had to pop up periodically,” reminding students not to stand by glass doors and skylights.
And, by golly, God, tornados came! She said that the most impressive video (click to load) showed semis being tossed way up into the air. I watched it several times and it was “unreal” to watch great big truck rigs zoom up over 100 feet into the air — spinning around and then landing hundreds of yards away. The wind blew them around as easily as if they were window curtains flapping in the breeze.
All of this is unsettling, God. This Earth has been so “well-behaved” for so long that I have just expected it will continue that way. I have been to Yosemite and marveled at Half Dome — cut by glaciers — but that was long long ago. That was then. Our Now seems so peaceful, God. And, I want it to stay that way!
Such a Balancing Act You have given us, God — to Appreciate Now and still look ahead and prepare for the Tornados of Life. It reminds me of the old story of Grasshoppers and Ants. People seems to be one or the other. But to be an Anopper? Saving for Rainy Days — not to mention Tornados — and yet able to set aside both Time, Money and Energy for rejoicing in our Daily Flow of Nows? That is HARD, God.
Please help me to Trust You with Transitions!