Last evening as my wife and I walked our dog throughout the neighborhood, out bolted a furious, huge mastiff dog. The dog suddenly pulled away from it’s owner and leash lunging toward us to destroy our mid sized lab-mix pooch. In the blink of an eye, the massive jawed dog jumped upon Cocoa’s back as she wildly yelped. As we fought for Cocoa’s life by aiding in her escape, she suffered severe deep lacerations later treated by a vet. Miraculously, she survived and God protected us from even a scratch.
How quickly terror can come upon one. Although the dog incident cannot be compared to my sister’s accident, neither of us had warning before each crisis. As a bolt from the blue, a turn of events can alter one’s life forever as in the case of my sister.
One cannot fully prepare for the unexpected. However prayer and communion with God in advance can help set a spiritual heart tone to help endure unpleasant life events. Without a chiseled bedrock faith before a tragedy, who can endure it? Will we beseech God to help shore up our spiritual foundations for future storms ahead?