That’s His Kid

Luke 15:4
“What man of you, having a hundred sheep,
if he has lost one of them, does not leave the
ninety-nine in the open country, and go after
the one that is lost, until he finds it?”
ESV

    “A severe thunderstorm is hitting the region.”

I reply in my car, “Not my region here in Rolla, Missouri.  Looks pretty nice to me!”

    “Torrential rain…”

    “It’s hardly sprinkling.”  thinking to myself as the radio’s broadcasting.

    “Damaging hail…”

    “Somebody’s getting a new roof on their homeowners policy.”

    “Flash-flooding and winds up to sixty-miles an hour.  Take shelter on high-ground immediately.”

    “Geez, sounds like a hurricane in Florida.  Hope nobody floats downriver.”

    “And this all seems to be lingering over Marshfield, Missouri.”

    “Marshfield?  That’s where my son is at camp!”  I quickly texted my son’s adult leader who replied that only one tent wasn’t staked down, and that the whole troop was safe.  I was thankful for the adults making sure that they were taking care of my kid like he was their own.

This same day I had a person say to me in messaging, “And oh, by the way, I’ve been living in my car for the last week.”  When I was messaged them back, I wanted to say, “That’s rough, so sorry.  Praying for you.  God bless.”

I don’t know if it was God speaking to my conscience, but it sure felt like he was saying, “You don’t need to tell them your praying for them.  Just pray, but I want you to help, bless, and love them.”

“They’re over eighteen, and have parents for that.”

This happened right after the adult leader(s) personally made sure my kid at camp was safe.  It was like God saying, “That’s my kid!  You make sure they’re safe, like I made sure your son was safe in that storm at camp.  How do you think I manifest my love to my children?”

By Aaron F. Jeffers

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