Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Oklahoma Weather

Tulsa County is currently under a Tornado Watch.  I am  hiding in the closet in our living room because it's the only room in our house that doesn't have windows.  (Well, our green bathroom doesn't have any exterior windows.  So maybe that would be a safe choice.  Hm.)

I had to move the vaccuum cleaner, a bunch of foam pool noodles that are cut in half, and some luggage to make room for the four pillows I shoved into there.

Here I am being scared.  I just realized that I'm wearing flip flops, which is ironic because I hate flip flops and never wear them.  If there is a tornado and my house gets blown away, it would have been nice to have real shoes on.  And some makeup.  My wallet is in my car, along with my wedding ring.  My phone is dying, and so is the laptop. 

I feel really guilty because I don't know what to do with the puppy dogs while I'm here in the closet.  Maybe I should get into the blue bathroom and put them in the bathtub or something? Tornados make me think deeply and profoundly about the meaning of life.  I looked around the house wondering if I should grab anything to put in the closet with me.  The only thing that ended up being that important is our wedding pictures (we have no other copies of them, not on disc or Facebook or anything.)  Everything else just ends up being stuff...

I worry about my husband, who's at work.  I worry about my family, who is shoved into their bathrooms with the new puppy.  I worry about my Nanny, who tried to fly into Tulsa this morning but didn't make it until after 5:00 because of this crazy weather.  I worry about my work families, and my co-workers.  I worry....and then I remember that my God is sovereign. 

"I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the LORD, do all these things." (Isaiah 45:7, NKJV)

"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are [His] ways higher than [my] ways, and [His] thoughts than [my] thoughts." (Isaiah 55:9, NKJV)

I don't like to think about death.  I don't want to ponder the fact that I am not guaranteed tomorrow and that my life could end today.  I like my life.  But when I consider that God does everything for good, for the sake of His glory, what matter is my life?  If I can be part of His story, then sign me up.  I want to leave a legacy for Christ.  I hope I don't die tonight.  Tornados don't usually scare me- it's probably being home alone and stuck in a closet.

Where do you hide in a storm?

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