Sunday, February 8, 2009
The peace and Slumber of God
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
This verse was Jonathan's testimony Friday night.
Jonathan left Thursday with his high school basketball team for a tournament in Ottawa. Mark left Friday, to go down and cheer them on, staying with relatives of mine who live in the area.
At some time on Friday, an obviously disturbed man set a minimum of 3 fires around Ottawa destroying at least 10 businesses.
I don't have the whole story, but it seems this man later took refuge in an Ottawa hotel. He happened to choose the hotel that my son and his teammates were staying in. If that were not concerning enough, he happened to be assigned the room RIGHT NEXT DOOR to my son.
At some point on Friday night, a number of police as well as medical attendants descended on this very room in order to apprehend the man who had apparently been badly burned in these fires.
His screams awakened the coaches who were staying farther down the hall.
Thinking it was one of their boys, they raced to try and reach the part of the hall where my son was but were stopped by police.
As you can imagine, this whole episode would have taken quite a bit of time and a great deal of noise...YET, my son and his team mates SLEPT through the entire ordeal.
They never heard or saw a thing and were spared the trauma that could have accompanied witnessing such an event.
That is the peace of God...and as a mother, I am so very, very thankful.