Thursday, April 28, 2011

So much Destruction

So much death and destruction. So many people will blame God. I am assured He did not cause this. I am reminded if God was indeed punishing through storms, He'd headed straight to Washington. He promised not to destroy us. Remember the rainbow? The tornadoes were random. So many innocent people killed, elderly, etc. My heart breaks for those whose loss is life of loved ones. Devastation. Things and homes can be replaced. Broken hearts from death are another thing entirely.

It has been a terribly hot spring. We went from Winter to Summer. The hot weather and storms together created destruction. I wonder if hurricanes will come in time. It has been awhile since we've been hit with a hurricane.

I received the following email and thought it would be good to share (and keep):

Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old fellow who always prayed, 'Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.' After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.

He answered, 'Well sir, you see, it's like this.... I got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather; it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years.

It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit.

So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn't fall.

Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn.. I've been around a long time..

I've withstood a lot of life's storms. I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.

Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't. So we need to pray, 'Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.''

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