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Running From The Rain



Thank you all for allowing my family to have some time off a couple of weeks ago. Noah really likes kangaroos right now so one of the things we did was go to Kentucky Down Under. We have been there before, but it was several years ago. One of the neat things about this place is that you get to go into an enclosure that has maybe fifty kangaroos to feed, pet, and just hangout with them. Noah seemed to enjoy himself. As we were in the enclosure, we noticed kangaroos began to head to their shelter. I was not too concerned. I thought maybe they were just tired of us and wanted to rest. But it kept occurring until I finally realized why. I could hear the rain coming. I took off like those kangaroos looking for shelter. I was thankful there was shelter not too far away, and we waited the rain out in that shelter.

 

When the storms of life come to you, where do you run for shelter? There are so many storms in life. Maybe it is family trouble, job/financial trouble, health trouble, or something else. The reality is if you live very long, there will be some troubles that come into your life. You might see them coming or they might sneak up on you, but they are probably coming. So where do you run? I hope the answer to that is God. I am reminded of what the Psalmist says in Psalm forty six verse one, “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.” I am also reminded of what Jesus said in Matthew chapter eleven verse twenty-eight, “Come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” This does not mean that God will take away all our troubles and struggles but that He will walk with us. The reality is, if you are not in a storm, you are probably coming out of one or heading for one. As a child of God, why not turn to the Father who loves you so much?

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