Before whirling around to finish getting dressed, herself, their schoolteacher mama wags a finger before their faces. “Don’t you two move.”
A crash sends her back into the living room.
Both boys are swinging fists, their angelic faces forgotten. They lunge and kick, finally resorting to using their mama’s cherished Bible as a weapon.
All within a matter of minutes.
Have you ever had a perfect day shattered by a loud crash?
Maybe it’s a bill that comes in the mail. Maybe it’s that dreaded phone call.
Maybe it’s a news report of a commercial jet careening into the World Trade Center.
Life is messy, no matter if it’s global or as close to home as trying to get your kids to focus during virtual learning.
The schoolteacher mama, Deb, corralled her two boys and eventually raised them to adulthood.
You’ll get through your messy life, too.
The Lord is your keeper: the Lord is your shade upon your right hand. The sun will not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil: he shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. -Psalm 121: 5-8
* Source: Story as told by Deb Ezell in The Truth Matters, Part 2.