It is a dreary, cloudy, rainy today here in Savannah!! I can hear the thunder in the distance!! I just sat on the front porch for a while and listened!! I think I could have just went to sleep right there.
I over done/over worked myself yesterday!! I knew that I was but you know how your insides think that you are younger than your outsides? Well, that is what happened. I tried to clean this whole house and I did!! But today I am paying for it!! I am going to have to LEARN that I just cannot do that any more!! I need to take time and do a little at at time!! Hm!! Now to learn that lesson for real!! I have to understand and listen to my body now as well as...time is catching up with me and my body!!
I went to my precepts bible study this morning and really, really enjoyed it!! I just cannot get over how much there is in the bible that we as Christians are missing!! Every time that I do one of these great studies this is my same reaction but still there I am not studying like I should be. We had a great discussion today!! I came away with this: We are to fear God, Trust God and wait for him..I also learned that our attitudes need to be tuned to the will of God...our minds stayed on HIM!! I am learning this and intend to keep on learning and learning this precept over and over again!! What a study on Isaiah!!
Today is of course the 7th anniversary of that terrible and awful day!! Can you remember what you were doing that day? I think sometimes when those really bad things happen that they just get embedded in our minds and we just never forget them.
I had just went to my daughter, Becky's that morning to pick her up to go to our church and set up for our VERY first MOPS (Mothers of preschoolers) meeting!! WE had a lot of decorating to do and wanted to get it done that morning. The meeting was to be at night!!
I sat down waiting for her and they had the TV on to the Today show!! I started hearing about some awful thing that had just happened and low and behold I saw that airplane crash into the towers!! I remember thinking..This IS really happening!! This is NOT a movie..this is happening now. I yelled for everyone to come quick!! We all stood there in awe at what we were seeing!! People were dying right there at that moment right in front of us on their TV screen!! We were all so upset and wondering what was happening.
We knew that we had to get to the church!! We wanted to stay at home..believe me!! WE got there and we found out what had happened. There were TV's on all over the church or radios playing keeping us upon what had happened. My friend and the other mentor mom got there but she did not stay long because she heard that her nephew was in the top of one of the towers and was probably gone!! We all felt so bad!! Finally we just decided that enough had been done. We ALL wanted to go home and be with our families.
That night we could not cancel because we had no way of knowing who was coming. We went ahead with it. Just a few showed up but the mood was really a downer.
I will never forget that day and the days that followed watching people come running when the towers fell...watching the look of shock on their faces; tears; people searching for loved ones in hope that they would still find them.
I hope and pray that I never see anything like that ever ever again!!
This is when we need to go back to what i am learning about God!! Trust, wait, hope and believe that something will come out of this !! We never know what it is going to be but then again we are not God. He already knows and He already knew that day too!! Tragedies are so hard to take!!
BE of good faith my friends!! All is going to be okay if we change our attitude into an attitude of hoping in our God and his grace.
Thought for this day: "Worry is like sitting in a rocking chair. You are doing something but not going anywhere." (Isn't that good!!?? a lady shared it this morning at our study)