I am very thankful this week to have a house. I think about the cold outside and it seems to be a very cold winter everywhere. I found myself praying a lot this week as Texas really has been hit hard with cold. It is not normal for us to get to the low 20's. Without indoor heat our house gets very cold, we do have one space heater we run in my room during the day to help with my quilting orders. I worry sometimes about the kids while they sleep because the house gets down to the low 40s at night. That is what has lead me through alot of prayer this week.
It made me think of famous bible stories like in Numbers where they wandered for forty years in the desert.
The Lord continued to provide for them, even though at times they complained and were not appreciative of His provision. Think about the fact that they were not in "homes" like we know homes. They were in the desert, probably cold, sometimes probably wet and life was not glorious by any means. There were times where the bibles states they had no water- like when they were in the desert of Sinai- they had no water for three days.
It made me realize that yes we are cold but every morning the kids can leave and go to school and be warm and protected. That they are not sick- they are healthy. They have food and water and a roof over their heads. So even though it was easy to get discouraged and worried I found comfort in realizing that our situation compared to the Israelite's is Glorious.
Thankful Thursday is hosted here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage in January.