Brett and I currently live in the Northeast, directly in the path of “Sandy” the much publicized, monster storm. We do live about an hour and a half from the coast, but so far we have just seen a steady rainfall, without much wind. We are just about as prepared as we can get. We have cases of bottled water and we filled the bathtub with water. I also gathered empty water jugs, filled them with water and put them in the freezer. Brett bought six cords of wood for the fireplace and extra kerosene for the kerosene heater. I made several days worth of carrot juice and put it in the freezer in case the electricity went out and I couldn’t operate my beloved juicer. I went to the basement pulled out my emergency preparedness box, finding packages of instant oatmeal and other food items for such an occasion as this storm. I’ll have to say though that the best part of this storm is having Brett at home. School has been canceled for two days!
During the flurry of activity to prepare for the coming hurricane apocalypse, a thought struck me: The real question is have I prepared my spiritual life for any storms that may arrive? Unlike physical storms most spiritual storms arrive without warning! But, the best part of any spiritual storm that may arrive is that Jesus is there with us. I’ve gone to great lengths to have my storm prep box full of all the essentials, but what about my spiritual storm prep box? Do I have promises of living water, living bread, a little manna? It’s all found in God’s word, which never closes and never runs out like Wal-Mart and Home Depot. And, unlike my emergency weather band radio, doesn’t require batteries. Despite any physical or spiritual preparations I have made, I need to realize that only God can provide everything I need.
Behold I am with you and will keep you in all places wherever you go….. Genesis 28:15