Sleeping Peacefully

“The best bed one can sleep on, is peace.” ~ Unknown

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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)

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