The intricacies of everyday life (If we can see the workings of God woven through like a tapestry) should be enough to understand how blessed we are. Sometimes letting God’s tapestry in our lives become mundane to us causes us to need a crash or a jolt to wake us up to what we should be doing. That is sort of how I am feeling concerning “writing” while pondering the catapulting pine tree from 50 feet in the air that narrowly missed crashing into my house.
Listening to the sound of the wind while resting and feeling safe being inside. But that changed as the wind roared louder and unbelievably louder (I heard it said before) “like a freight train”. Frantic for a minute, thinking I should get out before hearing a loud Cr-a-a-ck! Then something crashing on my house. Examining the kitchen, I half expected to see a tree through my house. Everything seemed okay, just the clock off the wall. And I could only see some fallen tree branches through the window in the dark as the lightning flashed.
After the wind had stopped, about two hours later, I heard another very loud crashing sound. More like a tree landing on the ground. In the morning, there was 30 ft. off the top of a large pine tree laying on the ground. It had missed everything that could have been damaged and there were branches from other trees on the roof of my house. That the second crash was the fall of the tree top had been stopped by the branches of the other large trees!
My personal self was in a bit of shock for a day or so. This psalm came to my attention: Psalm 121
vs.1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills–From whence comes my help?
vs. 2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
vs. 3 He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.
vs. 4 Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
vs. 5 The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
vs. 6 The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night.
vs. 7 The Lord will preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.
vs. 8 The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.