Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sodom and Gomorrah - Not So Secret Superhero

Genesis 19:9-11 "Get out of our way," they replied. And they said, "This fellow came here as an alien, and now he wants to play the judge! We'll treat you worse than them." They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door. But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.

God gives us the strength we need for the moment. Yesterday morning, we were leaving early to go to co-op (a group of homeschooling families that get together) and as we were getting in the car my son was standing at the doorway of the house - he called out to me, "Mom, I feel like I'm going to throw up". All the girls were in the car and I had just put my purse and bag in the car, please keep in mind that I am usually carrying something out to the car right as I get in it - so for me to be empty-handed was already a miracle. As I turned to walk back to him I asked him if he had some milk with his cold medicine that I had laid out for him to take - without another word, his eyes glazed over and his body crumpled as he fell into my arms passed out. My son is 14 years old. He's not the little boy who sits on my lap anymore. I caught him and was able to move a chair out of the way with my other arm before we both were on the concrete. I called to my daughter to get out of the car and go get her dad who was still asleep (Thank God he hadn't left for work yet).

A mob of angry men were attacking Lot, death was going to be the only outcome. They were already pushing towards the door - the ominous music was playing. Then, in the midst of the struggle - when it looked as though all hope was lost, the men from inside came out and grabbed Lot, pulled him in and blinded the men so that they could not find the door. Keep in mind - they were already close to the door - so the blindness was such that all of them were terribly disoriented. Lot was pulled to safety by the strength of the angels inside.

It works the same way with us when we are children of God. In the times of struggle, when you are fighting with all your might and it is no longer physically possible for you to do anything more, Jesus steps out from inside your heart and pulls you to safety and provides the power you need to handle the situation.

My son is fine. We went to the doctor and she said he was only slightly dehydrated. His blood tests came back normal and by the end of a day of babying he was feeling good. While driving back from my daughter's acting class in the evening, she said to me, "I have a feeling that Dano is going to be in your blog tomorrow". When the power of Jesus comes out from inside of you - He doesn't want you to keep it a secret. . .

Have a great weekend!

3 wonderful insights:

Chatty Kelly said...

So glad your son is okay! That had to be so frightening!

As usual, you are providing us great insights (as opposed to blindness!) with your writing.

Have a great weekend, and keep babying that boy. :-)

Greg C said...

I love the way you work your daily activities into your blog. I try to do the same. I am so glad that Dano is feeling better. There is a bug going around.

Edie said...

I'm SO glad your son is alright.

I needed this reminder today. He always goes ahead of us and is prepared for whatever unexpected circumstance we find ourselves in.

Thanks Dorothy.