Here in Freeport, we are getting ready to field hurricane Sandy. It's only a category 1 hurricane as of now, and it doesn't look like it will strengthen into anything worse before it hits the Bahamas, but nonetheless, we are preparing for a few days of bad weather. What that means for us is that we'll be heading over to the Wellses for a night or two since their apartment has a generator. Our power goes out when it only rains a little, so 90 mile an hour winds will most definitely knock it out. So we're packing up the pup and headed that way.
This evening I was reading Angie's blog over at Gracefully Giddy and the title of her blog was Redeemed. I just had to read it. I found myself sort of looking for a word or two tonight. I have had a rough week this week. I have felt like I've just come out of a cage fight. Both my eyes are black, my lips are bleeding, I can't see straight. I am beat up, beat down, and just plain beat. I've had to have Jonathan rub my back until I fall asleep at night these past few nights because I cannot turn my mind off. I wake up in the morning and grapple for my Bible as soon as Jonathan leaves because I'm looking for a word, a little comfort, maybe an explanation. And I do receive that from Him daily. But it's always nice to stumble upon His words throughout the day. So here's an excerpt from Angie's blog:
"Comfort, oh comfort my people," says your God. "Speak softly and tenderly to Jerusalem, but also make it very clear That she has served her sentence, that her sin is taken care of—forgiven! She's been punished enough and more than enough, and now it's over and done with." --Isaiah 40:1