A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

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JUST A THUMBNAIL MOON

Until it’s time for us to travel ON… we just travel. There is one simple joy in being a childless couple. We are free to take flight at a moment’s notice if we want to! My husband and I have been known to suddenly take off for parts unknown and drive all night to get there.

One such night I noticed the sky was darker than usual. We were parked at a local convenience store and I decided to get out and stretch my legs one last time before we did some serious traveling. I grabbed the camera and got a shot of this beautiful thumbnail moon. As I pointed the camera to take my shot, I said a little prayer for traveling mercies – again. Hey, you can’t over-pray these things!

I took the photo around 3am, which lets you know that we travel at strange times to be sure. I just kept thinking about how dark it was with that bit of light glowing in the sky. Other than being dark, it was beautiful weather. There was not a lot of wind (which is unusual for Kansas) and as I recall we wore long sleeves, but did not need coats.

The darkness was a little spooky. I’m not afraid of the dark, but it was just a different sort of night. It’s actually better to travel when there is not a full moon because that’s when strange things happen. So with that thought in mind, I embraced the little thumbnail moon and decided that God would see us safely to our destination.

The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe. – Proverbs 29:25

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10

The giant known as FEAR disappeared through prayer and reminders from God’s Word. It was a lovely trip. ❤

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THANKS LIVING DAY 8

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PRAYER FOR TRAVELING MERCIES

We left Wichita, KS around 11:00pm this evening under a little thumbnail moon, aware of the fact that we have a very long journey ahead of us. We will drive through the night and reach Columbus, OH in time to sleep tomorrow night. That is our plan. Before we head out on the road we pray for traveling mercies. We invite God on the trip – actually more to the point, we invite Him to call the shots because maybe doing things our way won’t work out too well.

I learned how to pray when I was very small. My mom used to pray every time she got behind the wheel of her car. I think part of it was because she was afraid to drive, but I think she realized the sovereignty of Almighty God and knew that she needed His help. If it was important to ask God to help my mom drive to the grocery store, then I think we should probably invite Him to help us get through 3 states on I-70, right?

We all have close calls when we’re driving – and some of those can just shake you to the core. But it gives me peace of mind to know that God is in control and that He will take care of us on the road. I’m so thankful that God watches over us while we are traveling. 🙂