By God’s grace, we are settling in for the evening. It is really by His grace we do every day, but today, I feel it powefully… and humbly.
This morning we set out for nature study at a local state park. Three moms, 10 children and great expectations. There was a glitch, though. A strange man tried to join us, and after being aggressive in attitude, he tried, unsuccessfully, to assault another mother. Overall group response was poor (you can’t ignore bad guys in the woods, things get really bad), but suffice it to say that some strong words, backed by the Holy Spirit, and the man retreated long enough for us to get in our cars and flee.
Ranger reports completed, we stopped long enough to realize what had happened. It became apparent that man was lying in wait to harm someone, and he targeted us. Ten minutes into the woods and we’d have been unable to flee. Lives would have been changed forever. We are blessed to put our little ones in bed safe tonight.
And I am left wondering…what is it I fear day in and day out, when God Himself has delivered us?
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”