This morning the kids and I had been watching all of the horrific reports of the terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I flipped from station to station glued to the news.
They were talking about how the tsunami could hit the U.S., showing pictures of the devastation in Japan, etc. As I was talking to the kids about it and were talking about how awful we felt for the people of Japan; then Emily made the following comment:
“It’s the rapture! I know it. It’s the rapture!” (This has been her mantra all day today every time we mentioned the earthquake.)
Becca and I both got tickled by her comment and all I could say was, “I sure hope so!” Emily asked why and I said, “Because then I get to see my mom sooner.” Then she proceeds to ask “Do I need to put on nice shoes then?” I stopped in my tracks and told her “I think God will give you a pair a new ones!”
We all just busted out laughing. But, what you don’t know is the back story of the shoes. Emily was trying to decide which shoes to wear today. Do I wear the muddy, yet comfortable tennis shoes, borrow a pair of mom’s tennis shoes or wear my rain boots.
Since our conversation this morning, which started out serious, turned prophetic (?), then funny, all I could think about was the following verse:
“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. (From www.biblegateway.com)
Out of the mouths of kids! Please be in prayer for the people of Japan and everyone effected by the devastation today. God was definitely using Emily today to remind me that it won’t be long till we’re all HOME.