Monday, June 05, 2006

The few people who have been to this blog before should have noticed a change in the title. I decided to change it to make it more "sound-byte-able" (I doubt thats a word, but it works for me!) and easier to remember. Thats all the time I have for tonight.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

I am finally in a position to post again. The house is in some semblance of order, and I have access to the internet. So far, so good.

I wanted to provide a thought before I quit for the evening. Late last night, my wife was busy taking care of our infant son, and our daughter, who is two, woke up crying and saying "Mommy!" I got up and laid with her in her bed, and she snuggled up, quit crying and went to sleep, feeling secure that her father was there. It stuck me that God gave us so many parallels with His relationship with us. When we cry out in distress, He is there to comfort us. He is there when we succeed. When the terrors of the night (or even the day) hem us in, and there is no respite, God is there to comfort. When the devil and his hordes attack, He is our sure defense. As Luther wrote in the Hymn "A Mighty Fortress is Our God." All we have to do is call on Him, and he is faithful. When the pressures are too much, cry out to God. Let your spirit cry out all the more, and trust He is there. For thats really all faith is- trust in God in all things. Our trust isn't perfect until the day of Judgement, but trusting like a child trusts their parents is the model we should heed.