Note-not the actual warning
I was not thinking of making pictures
in the midst of all the action.
Already I have heard the winds howling, but as I go to look out toward the street light it becomes a roar. Across the way, I see my neighbor on his front porch and we both turn around at the same time to head for cover when we see what is happening. I actually love a good storm, and am usually not frightened, but instead watch the light show with wonder. For one of the few times in my life, it seems prudent to act upon the warning. I take Hero and head for the closet with pillow, phone, and flashlight in hand.
As I sat for thirty minutes in the deep dark of my interior closet, surrounded by shoes, slacks and dresses, it occurs to me the iron is in the closet-hung on an ironing board rack--just over my head. In the same closet are shelves of framed portraits and my luggage and somewhere in the mix is my handy dandy protection piece---HIGH over my head. Here I am alone--with an eight pound trembling ball of fur and the winds are roaring all around. It dawns on me, I am living a reenactment of Dorothy and Toto and hope I am not headed to Oz.
I settle down and begin to pray not only for my protection, my kids and grands protection, but all those in the Hood and the hospitals which are adjacent to the Hood. The minutes drag by and the sound is deafening, but I have no control over the outcome. I do have the sure and present knowledge, no matter the outcome---even if I am blown away to Oz--God is present with me. In the midst of the deafening roar of the storm, His presence is real and tangible while huddled on the floor of the closet. NOW, I truly understand the concept of a prayer closet. My closet was anointed with the prayers of appeal. The peace which passes all understanding settled in a tangible way over me and I knew that I know His plan is always best. There is no need for fright, no need for panic, for He has me under His wing. My God and my protector Who is the center of all my hope called me from a deep sleep and reminded me to WAKE UP! and KNOW I am God.