I’m having a tough morning waking up today. Two cups of coffee down and I am still not feeling compelled to get out of my comfy chair where I am all snuggled in with my cozy housecoat. I turned the news on since I am not feeling alert enough yet to gain much from my quiet time in the Word. All over the news channels is word of another terror attack, this time in Brussels, and the death toll is rising by the minute.
Watching the panic in all the people brings life back into perspective. Living with EDS falls to the wayside for the moment; it causes me to look beyond my struggles today which seem so small in comparison. It’s a grim reminder that we live in a different world than when I was a child. The innocent peace that I experienced growing up is nowhere to be found now. Our children are keenly aware that there are people around us who spend their days plotting to kill.
These terror attacks make me want to draw close to my God, my Heavenly Father, snuggle close to His side. He sees all that is happening here and He is not surprised in the least. He sees the long term picture throughout all time. He is aware of the world my children’s children will experience. And even though it does not FEEL like it, He IS in control still. Revelation 1:17-18 says, “When I saw him, I fell at His feet as though dead. Then He placed his right hand on me and said, ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living one; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.’” It is not popular to say today, but I will say it anyway because it is where truth lives…He is the one and only true God. He is coming back and days like this remind me to look past life with EDS and wait expectantly for Him. Will you be ready?