People put a lot of time and energy into obtaining security.
They build walls, fences, weapons and alarms.
There is Homeland security and Social security.
They look for security in their finances and security in their own power.
But one thing I have discovered over and over again in my life is that the only security I can be sure of is that found in Jesus Christ
Yesterday our house was broken into. I was gone for a little under and hour to pick up our kids from school and came home to find our doors open and our house ransacked. They stole my lap top I had saved for months to buy. They took my son Kallans referee money he had worked so hard for. They took my jewelry and an Ipod- all of which were gifts. They also took 3 pairs of diamond earrings the girls aunt had bought for them and 2 jade necklaces I had purchased in
All gone- just like that.
After the police left we spent the evening processing through all of our emotions. Feelings of violation, fear, shock, anger, sadness, loss, thankfulness ( that no one was hurt) and appreciation (for the friends who called to check on us and for our precious pastor who prayed for us over the phone).
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. Matthew 6:19
All of those things they took were just that- things. We have all that we really need. We have each other, we have friends, we have our church but most of all- we have Jesus.
And that is something no robber could ever take.
And I knew we were going to be okay.
I knew without a doubt that because we know where our REAL security lies- in Jesus, everything was going to be alright.
This world is full of evil. No matter how many walls we build or security systems we put in- nothing can change that. But understanding that security is not found between 4 walls, in our checkbook, or in our things gives me REAL peace. Knowing it's in you Jesus- and that is all we truly need.
Lord I thank you for your protection over us. I praise you Lord for the reminder that as long as we have you- we have it all. I pray Lord for the individuals who broke into our home Lord. They need you. They need the hope that only you can give. Lord and I pray that they truly listen to the words to those Christian songs on the Ipod they took. I pray Lord that you use the sermons I downloaded into my laptop to reach them. I pray Lord for the other families whos homes in our area’s were robbed also and I thank you God for these reminders that you are more than enough.