Thursday, September 15, 2011

After the Fire

This morning around 9:30 A.M. our daughter left for a babysitting job. By 11:30, there was news of a fire and mandatory evacuations in the area she was located. Needless to say, I kicked into mama-mode. I updated my facebook status with a prayer request, called my husband and started praying. As I prayed, I found myself asking why. Why the outbreak of so many fires recently?

Over the last several weeks, Texas has had major fires and loss of land, property and lives. With the current drought and weather conditions favorable for acceleration, even a small spark could mean widespread devastation very quickly.

Please, God, no more fires. And not here.

News of containment brought relief to my anxious mama heart, but I knew God was speaking to me of another fire...

I am guest posting today for Jen at Finding Heaven. Please click here to read this post in its entirety.

Linking with Emily at Imperfect Prose.



 





4 friends had this to say:

Jen said...

Thank you so much for your words about the nourishing qualities of fire...it is so appropriate and so amazing how you applied it to our spiritual lives.

Jennifer Dougan said...

Thanks for letting me stop by your site. It looks great!

I loved and learned from She Speaks as well. :)

Jennifer
www.jenniferdougan.com

Shannon Milholland said...

So excited to hear you're guest posting for Jen - she is one beautiful Jesus lover! I'll have to hop right over and do some reading!

Alice Lynn Alfred said...

Shelly, I just read the both posts and wow, what a blessing. I loved your explanation for fire, and all its purposes....so true, those fires of life burn away our ugliness and make us more like Him. That was awesome.....thank you so much for sharing....I always love and appreciate all the scripture you add to your posts, for without the Word, our words are rather limp and hollow!!! :>) lv alice