It was a Monday morning and I was feeling pretty good and full of good ideas....I would do the washing....then I would do.....
suddenly....the phone rang! It was the school.....the head master...."Your son is not at school.....!"
I answered, almost without thinking...."what do you mean....he's not at school....he left the ususal time.... are you sure...?"
The answer came...."yes ma'm...we have a new policy, if a child is not here we notify the parents straight away...our records show....your son is not here..."
I tried to stay calm, while my heart was beating so loud, I was sure the "voice on the phone" could hear it....I answered in what to me at least, sounded cool calm and in control....."Thank you for letting me know..."
Like any normal parent... with a 16 year old teenager.....I panicked.
I ran for the car, dropped the keys, muttering to myself for being dumb....then raced out the drive way, heading for the school.
All the way to the school....I was looking out for any accident I might spy, just in case...Maybe he had an accident on the way "to" school...."Oh, God....please protect him...." I prayed. Maybe he wagged school....I'll kill him.....
As I screeched into the school car park....and got out of the car, there he was.....talking to his mates!
I ran all the way into the headmaster's office, where the man apologized profusely and assured me my son was safe in the school...I breathed a sigh of relief!
GOD NEVER PROMISED A STORM FREE LIVE!
I had heard some one say once...."Sometimes you're the windscreen.....
sometimes you're the bug."
That...took on a whole new meaning for me!
In a few short seconds....my whole world had turned up side down.
Instead of being in control....I was a helpless bug.....with no way of knowing what was going to happen.
This is "why" you and I need God. Jesus told the story about some builders.
One built his house on a foundation of sand... the other on rock, and when the rains came and the floods came and all came against the two houses.
Same flood same storm....two differently built houses....only one house survived! If God is your foundation you will also survive!
He never promises us a storm free life, so it does not matter whether you are the bug or the windscreen...with God in your life He will be the solid foundation you stand on!