to stay home from school because it rained all day. in fact, rain isn’t quite a strong enough word for what was happening... it STORMED like a mad dog all day yesterday (how does a mad dog storm exactly?)
adam came home from work early and we went to longhorns (the kids favorite restaurant) and arrived right before 3:00 (adam’s plan) so we could buy our meal off the lunch menu (cheaper). so i didn’t have to make lunch OR dinner yesterday. smart man, my husband, cheap but smart...
then we went to see prince caspian. it was so wonderful. there were so many beautiful images throughout the film and my absolute favorite was this moment when that adorable little lucy is standing on this bridge facing a HUGE enemy army running (like mad dogs, much like our storm yesterday) straight for her. she is standing so peaceful with this little smile on her face and all the courage in the world. then the shot opens wider and you see Aslan at her side and know why she is not worried in the least.
i prayed at that moment that would be how my children will face the world, how they will stand up to all the armies of darkness that come running up to them (again like mad dogs, what do i have against mad dogs today?). i pray that they would stand there strong and brave and knowing that He who fights with them is greater than whatever they are up against.
2 kings 6:15-17
When the servant of the man of God (Elisha, the prophet) got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. "Oh, my lord, what shall we do?" the servant asked.
"Don't be afraid," the prophet (Elisha) answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them."
And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
may we always know that those who are with us are MORE than those who are against us...
even if those who are against us are mad dogs...