This morning I awoke to the most fierce weather, that I can ever remember experiencing ..
No home phone. No internet (other than the phone data on my Mobile phone) ..
Trees down .. My freshly cleaned porch – a total devastation.
The foundations that my husband had prepared for his shed, resemble an in ground swimming pool ..
We still have electricity .. When so many thousands of locals don’t ..
It was meant to be the first day back at School after the two week Easter break ..
Most schools are remaining closed today, for safety ..
I am amazed at the photo’s and weather reports on Social Media ..
In all of this – I cannot help but be abundantly thankful ..
It definitely makes me realise how much – I do normally, take for granted..
We are blessed with hot running water …. Phones ..
So much technology that we are literally spoiled for choice ! .. Heating .. Cooling .. Cars ..
Jobs .. Homes …
So .. very .. BLESSED …
At the moment I hear sirens and chainsaws ..
Which means that help is on it’s way to the many people who are in immediate need.
So blessed again, to know that there are Volunteers and people who are employed in the Emergency Services – to help in times such as this..
I am also very thankful – to live in a country – where we have access to every kind of help that is possible.
Hospitals, Education, Community workers ..
I cannot imagine what it would be like to live, in a country that doesn’t have such help available ..
The heartache of not being able to feed my family. Or literally not having a roof over their heads..
So today I resolve to appreciate more ..
Love more ..
Share more ..
And when I slip from this .. I pray that God will remind me ..
Of all that I have..
And all that I am ..
Because of His love for me .
To them that God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Colossians 1:27 NIV