February 16, 2021

Remembering To Pray: The Blizzard of 2021

Well, they said it was coming and it came - The Blizzard of 2021. My daughter was in town at college when it started and then went to work at Target. She was one of the few they had work till close, so at almost 10pm with the roads drifting over I trekked in to get her, sure her old Honda Accord wouldn’t make it home.

I sent my wife a message that I didn’t know if I’d make it to town and back, her reply was a reminder of faith:

“Oh my goodness. I prayed as soon as you left for a herd of angels to surround your car to Mother Mary!”

I was worried, but I wasn’t praying. My wife who is a prayer warrior was. It reminded of the following verse:

Ephesians 6:18 “Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.”

As I Mary and I drove home at no more than 20mph through drifts and wind and snow, I looked at her and said, “Every father and daughter need a good adventure together!” And I should have added prayer.

It reminded me of a lesson I teach in my leadership classes, “do the little things, and you are more likely to rise to the occasion of the big things.”

Well this goes for prayer, pray daily, for everything, and prayer is more likely to be your refuge for the big things at the most dire moments.

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