“Cherish today, and forever and ever.”
These words were penned by a blogger and author.
(If you have time drop by and read her words: notgrass.com/dailyencouragement/blog/ )
She and her family live in Tennessee, not far from where one of the tornadoes hit.
Although, they no longer live in Cookeville, it’s where they opened their homeschooling curriculum business.
Some people have been killed.
Some are still missing.
As I read her blog, her words of courage, her reminder to live each day for Jesus and look forward to our home in heaven, were beautiful.
Yet, what struck me even more was the proximity to danger she and her family are.
Because there is so much this lovely lady and her family give, I can’t really imagine the void she would leave if it were her turn to be heaven bound.
They write homeschooling curriculum.
She blogs each week day.
They have encouraging videos.
They travel and support homeschooling families.
The list goes on.
I’m so thankful they were unharmed.
And yet, how many other faithful, loving people did become harmed?
Because numbers are impersonal, they don’t tell us of the gapping hole left behind by those who have died or been injured.
Our family is praying for them all.
It’s also been a moment of reflection.
Do I cherish each day?
Am I living transparently?
Do those who mean the most to me know how much I care?
I’m choosing to walk in those things today.
And I’m asking the Lord to help them become a lifestyle in every day.
As my heart is heavy for the losses in Tennessee, I look to Jesus.
Jesus can heal anything.
May those traumatized by this find peace and comfort in Him.
Matthew 5:4 NKJV — Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.
John 16:22 NKJV — “Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.