Due to an amazing lightning storm that passed through our area, I spent about three hours troubleshooting our internet connection. That said, I will be posting today’s post tomorrow. However, I did want to share an experience I had with my daughter on our drive home last night.
Due to the normal juggling of rides, schedules and available drivers, I was bringing my oldest daughter, Keely, straight from her volleyball game to my writer’s group. This would present her the possibility of finishing up some homework and staying up past her bedtime. Unknown to us, a storm moved into the area during our meeting and we walked to the car gaping at the lightning scattering across the night sky.
While we were driving home, it was clear that Keely was a little unnerved by the quantity and quality of the lightning. I tried to explain how we were safe since the rubber of the tires insulated the car and that most of the lightning was in the hills or travelling from cloud to cloud. These scientific statements did not comfort her, and then it struck me. (horrible lightning pun intended)
I told her we were going to play a game that went like this: I would begin with a word beginning with the letter “A” that described lightning. She would then have to come up with a word beginning with the letter “B” to describe lightning and so on until we reached the letter “Z.” This seemed to help her focus less on her fear and more on the lightning. Although she did use the word horrific for the letter “H.”
God can be scary and beyond comprehension, but when we take the time to concentrate on His character instead of on our fear, we begin to see Him differently. We can appreciate the beauty of His power instead of worrying about how tiny we are in comparison. This is why worship is so important – it gets our eyes off of us and our worries and on Him and His amazing qualities. What is your alphabet description of God today?