We had a severe thunderstorm roll thru this week which was loud enough to wake our four year old Vivian. I was already half awake myself, expecting at least one of them to come running. When she arrived at the side of our bed she whimpered “can I sleep with you, the thunder scares me?” I allowed her to climb in and snuggle up to her daddy.
She wasn’t in bed long when Kamryn our six year old made her way to our bedroom with the same request. She too was now snuggled up to daddy.
Our twenty-two month old son Joshua was also in our bed (thank goodness for a California King size bed).
My first thoughts were how proud I am to be their dad & how much my children must trust me in order to run to me in the dark seeking comfort and peace from the storm.
This was a great lesson for me; as I related my own need and trust for my Heavenly Father to give me comfort and peace thru the storms of life.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 says this:
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
Next time you’re seeking shelter from a storm, run to the bosom of our Heavenly Father for peace & comfort; His mercy and grace are sufficient.
Let your children climb into bed with you next time there’s a storm; they won’t be kids forever. You’ll be able to teach them to turn to God for comfort as the storms of life get stronger.
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Written by: Gene Williams