– by Mary May Larmoyeux -Some days are forever etched in our hearts and minds. Days like Christmas … and Valentine’s … and September 11, 2001, when the Twin Towers fell. Do you need a reminder today that everything will be okay?
It’s easy to feel a sense of peace when all is well with the world. But on the 16th anniversary of the crumbling towers, I need to remember that God is still in control. That He does not cause evil. The Message says in Romans 8:28, “We can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”
I’m reminded of a story a friend told me about one of her childhood experiences. If she was spending the night at her grandparents’ home and a thunderstorm happened to wake her, she’d shake in fear … until Grandma came to comfort her.
Imagine the older woman nestling her frightened grandchild in her arms, kissing the top of her head, and then whispering that everything will be okay in the morning. Like that grandmother, when fear begins to creep into our lives, God wants us to nestle up to Him.
“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,” Psalms 143:8 says, “for I have put my trust in you.”
On 9/11 and the day after that, remembering that everything will be okay can bring us a sense of great peace. As many have said before, I may not know what the future brings, but I do know the One who holds it securely in His hands. And He holds it securely every single day … more securely than even Grandma.
How do you find peace when it seems like the world around you is crumbling?
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On 9/10/17 we also celebrate National Grandparents Day! You may want to read: 15 Ideas for a Special Grandparent Gift.
If you would like some creative ideas for grandparents, check out The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart. Paper and electronic versions are available. (Great for parents, aunts and uncles, too!)