A small child walked daily to and from school. Though the weather one morning was questionable and clouds were forming, the child made the daily trek to the elementary school.
As the day progressed, the wind whipped up, along with thunder and lightning. The mother was worried that her child would be frightened walking back home from school, and she herself feared the electrical storm might harm her child. Following the roar of the thunder, lightning would cut through the sky like a flaming sword.
Being concerned, the mother got into her car and drove along the route to her child’s school. Soon she saw her small child walking along, but with each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look and smile. One followed another, each time her child stopping, looking at the streak of lightning and smiling. Finally, the mother called to her child and asked, “What are you doing?” Her child answered, “God keeps taking pictures of me.” When I trust in God, the very one who controls the weather (James 5:16b -18), why should I fear the storm?
Worry? Why worry? I can talk to the God of our universe and rest in the peace of His care (Philippians 4:6-7)!