Thursday, February 2, 2012

Driving In Pea Soup

Several schools had delays because of the fog this morning.  But oddly enough, ours did not.  This is what our bus stop looked like.Listening for the bus

Isn’t it creepy looking?

pea soup

Once we parked, we had to put the windows down so we could listen for the diesel engine of the bus.  It was eerie to hear the traffic on the highway,  but not see a thing!

Bus headlights

We all had fun waiting for it to appear out of the grayness!

Three families I know are facing futures which are shrouded just as completely as the road above.  Only for them, it’s not much fun.  One father found himself jobless last month.  The other two see the writing on the wall. 

It’s a scary place to be.  Unlike my carload of kids, who knew what was coming through the fog, these fathers and mothers have no idea what if anything will appear. 

Will they find another job before the money runs out?  Will they be able to keep their house?  Where will they be this time next year, and how will it affect the children?  It’s hard to face the unknown.

We’re praying for these friends.  Praying they have a clear sense of God’s leading through the grayness.  Praying for wisdom as they seek new opportunities.  And praying for God’s peace to settle their fears until He reveals His plan.

“…For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.  Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Luke 12:6-7

Join me today in praying for the many families just like them across our struggling country!

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3 comments:

Mari said...

That fog is beautiful in the pictures, but not so fun in real life. Your friends problems are tough too - you made a good application!

in the coop said...

That first photo has "horror flick" written all over it.
I will be praying for your friends. We also know many people in the same circumstance.

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

I don't like pea soup even in analogies. It makes me want to barf. LOL! Just kidding!
I will say a prayer for your friends and the families.
Sending you a hug today!
Kim