Thursday, April 29, 2010

beyond newsworthy.

Jesus amazed me the other day.

I was watching the news in the morning as i ate my breakfast (now theres a sentence i never thought i would say) and the story really jumped out at me. They were talking about the massive destruction that was left in the wake of a giant tornado that swept across Mississippi, and showing video of totalled houses and uprooted trees - you know, the usual tornado stuff. But then they mentioned a church that sustained substantial damage, and showed the church - heavily damaged but still standing - and interviewed the one man who was inside the church when the tornado hit. Dale Thrasher - an everyday kind of a guy - was on national television sharing with the world how his Lord and Savior directed him to crawl under the communion table in the sanctuary, which saved his life. I kept waiting for the network to cut him off, or to go black, or do something to keep the name of Jesus out of the spotlight, but Dale went on to share that he felt it was God's will that he would survive - God saved him from an eternity in hell a number of years ago, and he saved his life again in this storm - so that he could continue to share the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and that the name of the Lord would be praised.

I think my jaw hit the floor. I had been so wrapped up in being thankful for the little things that God had been doing in my life, taking care of details and directing me down the paths that He had chosen for me and just sending me little pieces of joy to brighten my every day life, that I kind of forgot that He is a hugely awesome God who is more holy than i can comprehend and so big He holds the universe in His hand.

My heart goes out to those who have been and are being affected by tornados, but my heart is also encouraged at knowing that the saving power and grace of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is being proclaimed and praised in the midst of turmoil and tragedy. and on the national news no less. what an AWESOME God we serve!!


Miss Brenda said...

Thanks for sharing. I love you and your Jesus.

Abi said...

What a mighty God we serve.

Brenda's Man said...

I am glad for Psalm 121:7 "The Lord will guard you from all harm; He will watch over your life." I learned long ago that I can't watch over my children's lives because they leave me eventually. That is why I am so thankful for my Lord - He obviously is doing a great job in your life and I love you and Him so much for that.