Sunday, February 28, 2010

Do you ever feel like you're flying in the fog?

Lately, I have had quite a few days of "flying in the fog" -- my heart is sometimes heavy, I am distracted, I look at Hazel, cuddle her and love her and I think of Natasha's empty arms and of how much she misses baby Case. If I can carry some of my sisters burden I want to. If it can ease hers at all, it is worth it.
Several years back my mother in law gave me a book by Max Lucado, Safe in the Shepherd's Arms. I was reading through a little of that book this morning.
We, as Christians, are sheep and the Lord is our shepherd. It is interesting to take a closer look at that if you haven't before. Sheep aren't smart. They are also helpless. They don't have claws or fangs, they aren't fast animals. Most of them don't have horns. The book talks about how they even tend to wander into running creeks for water, then their wool grows heavy and they drown.... they really need "someone to lead them on paths that are right" (Psalm 23:3).... they need a shepherd. We, like sheep, need guidance. We need a shepherd. Without one we are helpless and can quickly become lost.  God is leading us when we are flying through the fog, when we are sheep who have gone astray. He is the shepherd of the souls of men. (1 Peter 2:25)
During these days of trying to find my way in the fog, I have some blessings that are so sweet.
The past two mornings have started out so foggy, but today by 7am the sun is already burning off all that fog and is shining brightly into my windows.... and then I have these blessings to enjoy...

Merit ** Will** and Hazel Jane


Daphine said...

Have definitely been there many times! What a great post! I'll have to add this book to my list. Right now I am reading a book by James MacDonald, "When Life Is Hard". I can't hardly put the book down! Very powerful!

I have prayed for Natasha and her family often and will continue.

Blessings my friend!

PS - Are you on facebook? If so, look me up and let's become friends on there too!

Maria said...

How beautiful said Michele! It is so easy to forget that we all guidance....we are such independent human beings. Thanks for such a great reminder. What an awesome sister you are as well. I am sure Natasha feels lucky to have do all your siblings.