Today is Tuesday, September 10th, 2019; Karen's Korner #4112
Yesterday I washed my kitchen floor. It was much needed after working with some harvest of fall produce and general tracking in from changing weather.
Until I shuttled various furniture pieces back to their correct spots! When I moved a small, drop-leaf table, I dumped my flowering African violet. A favorite of mine and guests visiting my farmhouse kitchen. Dirt went flying. A small chip on the ceramic pot. Six leaves unconnected from the pretty plant.
As I was on my knees, re-doing the 'tragedy', I didn't like what had happened. Could it be repaired successfully?
But my mind flipped to our neighbors in the Bahamas. My little spill, paled in comparison to their lives which have been totally destroyed in so many ways.
As I picked up the pieces, scooped up some dirt, and re-washed a corner of the floor, I said a brief prayer for them.
My upright plant looks good. The chip is hidden by a green leaf. The floor is back to normal!
But a good day to pray for our friends in the Bahamas:
Dear Father in Heaven, thank You that You take care of all of us. All of the time! Thank You that we can pray bringing all of our concerns to You. We see what has happened to the Bahamas and we feel helpless. We know that all things work together for good. You make good out of tragedies. Help them to look to You for Your good. Remind us that this world is not all there is. Help us all to believe and trust You. Show us what we can do for their sake. In Jesus' Name. Amen.