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life's little lesson

It’s early Tuesday morning. I am on my way to my second drop off, before heading to work. I left the house enjoying the breeze, now I find myself in the middle of a thunderstorm. So sudden. What was a bright, smooth, breezy ride, is now a dark turbulent ride. My car appears to shudder with each pounding raindrop. My daughter is going to be late for school and me? Definitely late for work!On the outside- complete gloom. On the inside? Quite the contrast. You see, I have my radio on one of my favorite radio stations- KLOVE. The song playing is, “Call It Grace” by Unspoken. What an amazing song. I am singing along. In the background, in the midst of all my singing, I manage to hear my five year old singing also. She is really into it and seems to know the lyrics.  She sounds so cute. I continue to sing along, focusing on the lyrics, allowing myself to get lost in the peace.

I reach back to touch my daughter’s hand. I want her to experience the peace and I want to feel close to her. She seems to be just as involved. How wonderful! I was not the least bit worried.

Despite the  turmoil on the outside, on the inside I- we were overwhelmed by peace- a peace that surpasses all understanding (Phil 4:7).

This, to me, is a metaphor for Life. Just as in life, situations can turn quickly. One moment you’re feeling the sun in your face, the next-there is not a ray of sunshine in sight Instead, we find ourselves in the midst of a thunderstorm; unable to control the situations that engulf us.

My takeaway: Rather than let those storms of life throw me into complete panic, Let me turn my attention to God and His Word and allow it give me peace. 

Do you have a similar experience? Feel free to share a song- experience or any experience that seemed to teach you one of life’s little lessons.