Storms, Swing Sets, Red Box, and God’s Word
This natural disaster taught me many things.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me
empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11
God used our trip to Red Box tonight to show me that He is at work in my children’s lives. We passed by the local store that entices children with their massive collection of deluxe swing sets. Mr. Smackdown looks out the Loser Cruiser window and says, “Oh, that’s the place where we got our new swing set. I like that place. I want another storm so that we can get a new swing set.”
Mr. Smackdown doesn’t remember how Mommy and Daddy had to work hard cleaning up the damage. He doesn’t remember hearing us call the insurance company countless times. He remembers a new kiddy pool created by our twisted slide. He remembers having a picnic in his bedroom with Nana while Daddy worked. He remembers good times while hammering with Daddy. He remembers God giving us back something good from something bad. Our swing set was restored and in the process we had great times of fellowship together.
All things work for the good of those who love Him. Do you love God? I’m not promising that you will always have good come your way. God doesn’t work like a Jeanie in a bottle. But He does love His children. He loves you.
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”