Romans 14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
Years ago a dear, elderly lady in our church family was in bed one night when some very severe storms were going trough our area. Her daughter called her and told her she needed to “take shelter”. Now “Grandma Irene”, as we lovingly and respectfully called her, lived in a single wide mobile home. Her neighbors on both sides lived in mobile homes, and it was a bit of a walk across the road to a stick built house for an older lady who had trouble walking. She said to her daughter that she was going to stay put, adding a statement that went down in our family history – “The Lord knows right where I am.”
Some of us do not have a good option for “taking shelter” when these events happen, but as children of our heavenly Father we can rest in the assurance that He knows right where we are, and as another friend once said, “…nothing is taking Him by surprise.”
I may have posted this poem here before. I can’t remember at the moment. But, with the sever weather that has been and is sweeping the central U.S. it came to mind and seemed like a good reminder.
The Double Clasp
The Saviour's hand - how close its hold,
That none can loosen, none can break.
No powers of heaven or earth or hell
That loving clasp can ever shake.
And over Jesus' wounded hand
The Father's hand of strength is laid,
Omnipotent to save and keep;
Thus is our surety surer made.
So, one beneath and one above,
Father and Son their hands unite.
How safe, how safe the ransomed are
Within that clasp of tender might!
Annie Johnson Flint
John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and my Father are one.
Hiding In Thee Medley – A good reminder. Poor photography, but a lovely medley of comfort and assurance.
[Tornado photo by D. Casper. Used by permission.]