The word “makes” in the verse, “He makes me lie down in green pastures” always grabs my attention. God doesn’t invite us, or request our presence to rest in tranquil green pastures, but rather, God sometimes makes us — even forces us to take a rest every now and then, whether we like it or not.
The category 1 Hurricane Nate was no big deal to our family since my husband and I both grew up along the coast and are old hands at hurricanes. We carefully tracked the projected path and decided this hurricane wasn’t going to be more than a feisty rain storm in our area, but also knowing hurricanes can be schizophrenic, we prepared responsibly and kept an eye on things.
All of our activities were cancelled. Meetings, dinners, and other weekend get-togethers were scrubbed from our calendar. It felt strange to have our teenager home on a Saturday night. Even church on Sunday was cancelled, which in Alabama is a sure sign of trouble. Suddenly, we were being made to lie down in green pastures. What would we do with all this newfound free time? I instinctively made plans to tackle a list of chores including painting the powder room, and installing shelves in my laundry room. Since it’s also my job to keep everyone else in the house busy, I made a list for them as well.
We monitored social media with some amusement as those fresh off the moving trucks from North Alabama . . . thanks for clicking HERE to finish the story at AL.com And thanks for sharing with friends!
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