Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lessons from the Fires

 Have you been looking at the pictures coming out of Colorado Springs lately?  I was born at the feet of Pikes Peak, right in the Springs.  I have so many friends still in the city who have been affected by the fires. It is heart breaking to see the devastation this is causing.

I remember years ago when our house burnt to the ground while my brother and sisters and I were sleeping. I will never forget the smell as long as I live.  That fire all those years ago changed my life forever. I know that those I love who still live in the Springs will also be changed forever.

Some people will wonder where God was during this fire.  I am certain that as four little kids came out of that fire years ago also wondered the same thing.  I can look back and tell you that GOD never, ever deserted us.  He carried us through that fire safely to the other side, using courageous fireman as his hands and feet.

God can use anyone in any place to minister to the orphan, the widow, the mama whose arms ache to hold her little one, one more time. He can use us to be the hands and feet of the Master of the Universe to bring hope to the hopeless.  We can share the GOOD NEWS with anyone we come in contact with.

What looks like devastation in our eyes can be seen in God's eyes as an opportunity.  An opportunity to remember that our treasures are not found here on this earth.  Our earthly home can burn to the ground but the very soul of that home will never die. 

God may call us at any moment to remember where our real treasure is.  He can get our attention using a hurricane, or a fire or a sweet smelling small whisper of His Spirit.  Will you and I listen?  What lessons are we learning now?  God is waiting to hear our answer.

Till Next Time,
In Christ Alone,


Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning Satan says, "Oh crud, she's up".

2 comments:

  1. You are so right...in every situation God can use something that is a negative and use it for His glory. All we can see as humans is the devastation caused by the fire. Hopefully Christians that are not being affected by this fire will step up and help those that are in need. We must pray for rain not only for Colorado and Montana, but most of the US. Most of our country is in a drought right now and experiencing dangerous temps. So glad to see a new posting from you...I have missed your writings:) Love you guys!

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  2. In the midst of the worst, the Father is there beside us. Psalm 139:7-10: "Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast."

    He is faithful to hold us fast.

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