Prove Us.

February 8, 2009 at 1:06 pm 1 comment

From the least to the greatest, I think that is one thing you could say about all of us at this point.  It’s numbing, what natural disaster does to you.  The awe of it.  The response to it.  The fatigue of it. I speak here of the “Ice Storm of the Century” we’ve endured these last weeks, and it’s effects on our ravages community, spotted by trees that a hair-dresser would aptly identify as “split ends”.  You could top every tree in this community and do us a big favor.

Let’s be clear…we are all blessed. No lives we lost from falling trees (though some from lack of heat).

We are all thankful. God has provided miraculously for us all.

We are all worshiping.  He is good.

And…we are all tired.

I loved a little piece of the sermon today from a prayer from our pastor when he said, “Lord you have tested us.  Now prove us.”

That stood out to me.

I guess that’s the point, isn’t it?

You often begin to feel that the steamroller of live has left it’s calling card.  And to what?  To just keep hitting us?  To see how much we can take?  To build something into us?

Perhaps some of all of these, to some extent.

Yet, it is to PROVE US. How do we ever show what we are made of until life is hard?   We will be tested.  Will we be found faithful?

Prove us, Lord.

I hope we make you proud, even in our fatigue, weariness, and frustration.  In our feeble efforts to help, our human limits to strength, our failures to respond.  Help us.  Guide us.  Prove us.

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  • 1. MizB  |  February 8, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Wow. This really speaks to my life, right now. We haven’t dealt with a natural disaster like that, but where you said something about the “steamroller of life leaving its calling card…to what? To just keep hitting us? To see how much we can take? To build something into us?…” That is what I can relate to. We’ve been hit hard, financially — AGAIN — and I’ve felt run over and beaten and defeated.

    But, you’re right… God’s proving something through this… He’s showing me what I’m made of. 😉 “When you’re down to nothing, God’s up to something”, right? (heard that somewhere, once).

    Thanks!

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