“The best bed one can sleep on, is peace.” ~ Unknown
Last night we had severe weather. The kind that spawns tornado watches and warnings, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods. I had the weather alerts on my phone from the county EMA. I was aware of the potential for damage.
We went to bed.
This morning when I awoke, prior to throwing back the covers (as much as one can throw back a weighted blanket), I had a message from a co-worker asking if we were okay. Ummmmm . . . okay . . . yeah, we’re okay, shouldn’t we not be okay? Keep in mind this is pre-coffee, achey-joints-not-moving-well confusion. I pointed out that I had not made it to the coffee pot as of yet, but I also had not killed anyone yet, so I was taking all of that as a good sign. I got back, “I was talking about the storm.”
Hmmmmm. Well, it couldn’t have been too bad. We slept thru it. I did wake up at 4 am to get a drink and it was raining with occasional lightening but that was about it.
Shortly thereafter, I got two more text messages and a phone call from one of my supervisors taking an accountability report for work.
This just gets curioser and curioser. Then the school district posts that there will be a 2-hour delay for school to start due to debris in the roadways.
After arriving to work, I found out that a tornado had passed thru approximately 10-15 miles north of us. Slept right through it. Never heard sirens going off, no phone alerts . . . nothing.
I am not a sound sleeper. Quite the contrary. So for myself and two children to slumber through the ruckus is quite a feat.
My only alibi is that I have a faithful prayer life, I pray frequently about everything. I pray when I go to bed, and when I wake up, when I’m driving, walking, running, biking, talking with my kids, cooking, working . . . you name it.
The weather is beyond my control. I don’t like storms or thunder and lightening. Fretting or being fearful about what “may” happen is ridiculous to me. It’s a waste of time. I would much rather turn it over to God and go to sleep which is what I did last night.
“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on you, Because he trusts you.” ~ Isaiah 26:30 (NKJV)