The fire has moved to the northeast, but the planes and helicopters flying overhead remind me that things are still precarious. For people I know just down the road, they are truly unknown.
"Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away." James 4:14
Life is an unknown quantity. Our time, our possessions, our relationships are not guaranteed to us for any certain amount. On a guest post for the ABC Women's Ministry blog just days ago I shared about a Lysa Terkeust Bible Study that we had done. Here is what I wrote:
Lysa Terkeurst shared with us the beauty of living with our hands wide open…open to give, open to receive what He gives...Characteristics of Christ need to be pressed into the character of Christians if Christians want a full life. A full life is not measured by stuff.
My days are in His hands, and so much of life is just stuff, and I will rest in His will and be grateful:
- For the fire fighters who are valiantly battling this moment
- That my son called to make sure we were okay
- For friends who are offering help if we need it
- That God has given my family THIS day
everything can be used as an opportunity to find things to be
grateful for because...
Life is unknown.