As my children and I are running around today, I heard sirens. They always make my heart leap and my palms sweat. No, it's not because I'm speeding...although, I seems to always look down at that moment...lol. It's because in that moment, everything flashes before my eyes. In an instant, I think about so very much.
It's amazing what a perspective children can bring to your life. When I was younger and carefree, I would have never felt this way. Now, as I get older I think about not only what those sirens mean for me...but what they could mean for my children and others.
My heart aches and my stomach churns. Yet, as a Christian, shouldn't I be taking a moment to find peace in the fact that this is all a part of God's plan? Shouldn't I realize that God is in control and that I have nothing to fear and nothing to worry? Shouldn't I understand that there are no accidents only things along our path that propel us towards our final destination...our eternal home with Jesus Christ?? Why is it that I still cringe and want to call my husband to make sure he hasn't left the office and it's not him out there somewhere?
That's right, because I'm human...because I worry. Should I stop worrying about the ones I love? No. Should I stop praying for those who are touched by these accidents? No. However, I can't let the worry or stress of accidents consume me. I need to find a happy medium.
So, for the moment, I will continue with my children to pray when I hear sirens for those who have been hurt and for those who are affected. And, I will continue to be cautious myself. However, I will accept the path that Jesus has before me and when he calls me home I will reach for him and go.
Praying for those today who need it. God bless