Today I needed a break. I headed over to nbc.com and watched an episode of America's Got Talent. It was refreshing, and I even teared up a few times. It was just a "feel-good" moment. Well, more than a moment, but you get the idea.
The reason I needed a break is because I've been glued to the internet and TV news, and facebook, and twitter, and everything else possible to get information.
Because of this.
Last summer, I wrote here about being WAY out of town while parts of my city burned down, and now it's happening again.
They are calling it the Black Forest Fire, and so far it has totally destroyed over 90 homes and is not contained significantly at all. Today the wind shifted and the fire burned back on itself and is now headed in the opposite direction as yesterday, threatening another several thousand acres.
I've been watching the coverage, but this afternoon it got to be a little much.
So I headed over to the ol' interweb to watch the America's Got Talent that wasn't shown last night.
And it was just the break that I needed.
I'm still praying for the firefighters and planes and people helping fight this fire, and praying for the people who are evacuated. There will be lots and lots of damage once it is all over, and every bit of that is a person or family that is affected. But the words of a song by Building 429 keep going through my head:
This world has nothing for me
This life is not my own
I know You go before me and I am not alone
This mountain rises higher
The way seems so unclear
But I know that You go with me so I will never fear
I will trust in You
Whatever will come our way
Through fire or pouring rain
We won't be shaken
God is still God, regardless of what happens this week. And I will continue to trust Him. For what, I don't even know sometimes. But I will lean on Him.
And maybe watch a little less news.