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Some may trust in (fill in the blank)

August 27, 2008 - 9:26 PM

Back in June, a sweet couple we know had their home burglarized.  I remember seeing them shortly after the event and both he and his wife were smiling and joyful and it wasn't until we got home from vacation that I was reading his blog and learned of the tale of the burglary. 

An aside: Now, one of the things the kids and I have done in the past when we get anxious in situations like this is sing this song taken from Psalm 20:7, "Some may trust in horses, Some may trust in chariots, but we will trust, in the Lord our God."  Then, we put our own spins on it, for example: during tornado warnings we sing, "Some may trust in shingles, Some may trust in houses, but we will trust, in the Lord our God."  Or when thinking about "scary things," "Some believe in ghosts, Some believe in monsters, but we will trust, in the Lord our God." 

Fast forward to a week or so ago... Laying down in bed one night, I was not worried per se, but thinking on a situation and just wondering if there was something else I could do to solve an immediate problem, go sleep at the location to prevent anything further from happening, add bigger locks, etc.

It was then, that I was reminded of the previously mentioned burglary and one part of the series of events... It was the day after their burglary, the husband had re-programmed the garage door (since the hooligans had stolen the garage door opener and spare car keys) and was in his house on the phone.  He then looked out his window to see his garage door opened and car gone.  The hooligans managed to get the garage door open and speed away in the car.*

Think about it... he was in his house, he had reprogrammed the garage door, AND YET the car was stolen.

This is a God-fearing couple, they had prayed over the situation a lot, they had done everything right to prevent further attacks AND YET the car was stolen. 

This ISN'T saying we shouldn't lock our doors or wear our seatbelts and this ISN'T saying we should not pray because everything is being carelessly weilded around by God, so who cares?  This IS saying, that when I lock my house at night, I do so trusting that God is who He says He is and He is in control and it always brings me back to God is God, omnipotent, loving, merciful, just (and so much more), and that He will work it for good (Rom 8:28 / my life verse).

So, last Sunday I was woken at 12AM to a police officer telling me our car parked on the street had its rear window busted out by hooligans.** Mind you, I was not happy it happened and our pocketbook was not happy it happened, but I realized that my response to the police officer must have shocked him as I was incredibly calm, trusting but not naive, faithfilled but not careless. 

Now that we have the car back with its fixed window (so crystal clear) and parked "safely" in our driveway (with its doors locked), I had the thought, "Is it really safe here?  Should we park it somewhere else, on another block?"***

And once again, I sang, "Some may trust in locks, Some may trust in driveways, but we will trust, in the Lord our God."


*Their car was later found!  (Though I had not read if the police gave it back to them yet.)

** buick

*** So you also know, though my husband shares my faith, he would like to find who did this and is prepared to have a stakeout and use the Buick as a decoy.  Any others can join him in this I am sure, :)!

Response to Some may trust in (fill in the blank)

  • .ambre. said on August 27, 2008 - 10:43 PM

    This reminds me of the time I was living with you and had my car parked in the street all locked up but with the drivers side window rolled down all of two inches. Someone hit my car leaving a melon sized dent by the gas tank and dumped a coke in my window. Crazy street!

  • Dana said on August 28, 2008 - 7:47 AM

    I know! I totally thought of that one... OR the time you had your car safely parked in front of our Stanton house and that college girl rushing to work smashed into your drivers side door? OR when someone ran down Stanton and hit off Josh's truck's side view mirror with a baseball bat? OR when some guy was running down our street running up and over every car on the street... *phew* do we know how to pick em! :)! (Thankfully though, Blakely's car was kept safe!)

  • .ambre. said on August 28, 2008 - 8:49 AM

    That's funny that you mention Blakely's car cause I was thinking the same thing when I wrote my previous comment!

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