News of the tsunami headed for Hawaii today left me concerned about Bob, a friend of mine who lives very near the beach in the Honolulu area. I emailed him and asked if he was OK. I asked how the tsunami was going to effect his life. I’m not sure what I expected for a reply — a rundown on what he’s done to prepare perhaps or an account of how he’s feeling about the imminent event? What I didn’t expect was this photo along with a short message — Bob simply said,
BRING IT!!!! I’m ready
Ya gotta love Bob.
In Job chapter 1 Satan says to God,
“Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has?”
Job 1:9, 10
As Christians we enjoy the same hedge. We can rest in the fact that, like Job, no harm will touch us except that which the Lord allows. Be like Bob (goggles and snorkel optional) — take courage in the knowledge that God is on the throne and in control of your life. He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”