God’s Word for Today: Storm Drain
Yesterday was a good day. I spent the morning at an elevation of about 10 meters (32.8 feet) looking at various details of a piperack, walkway, and general growth of the plant.
I was able to obtain some awesome photos. Especially of various workers performing their craft at some rather elevated heights. And, with my newfound knowledge of operating the Pano function on my cellular, I was able to obtain a mind-bending photo which I have included for your inspection.
Then, in the afternoon, I was drawn to an excavation project where we are burying a Storm Drain which will hopefully redirect all the rainwater away from the construction site so I don’t have to wear my rubber boots as often.
The current spot of excavation is about 7 meters (23 feet) deep. I started out trying to take phots from ground level looking down, but it wasn’t working to my satisfaction. So, it was time to work my way to the lower depths of exploration.
Once down to my goal, I found treasures of various subjects that delighted my cell phone camera lens. From a ground pounder made from 2 sticks and a log, to the simplicity of a clear tube filled with water used to maintain the desired grade. Thus, a couple more pictures for your viewing pleasure.
Then I found this worker enjoying his day. He had been given the task of sealing up the inside of the concrete storm drain pipe as they were connected together. What I appreciated most was his attitude toward his task for the day.
Here he was, required to work in a somewhat dark hole of a pipe that offered no comfort, no light of day, and at this depth, no cell service. But, he was enjoying his work and readily gave me a grin and thumbs up when asked. His attitude made me smile for the rest of the day.
Psalm 55:8 I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm.
When I reflected on the whole situation of: 1. A very deep and narrow ditch. 2. Little to no protective backslope, and 3. A mountain of loose dirt waiting to collapse on top of us, I found the situation of the worker in the storm drain rather inviting.
You see, if everything fell. If the world tumbled down and buried the deep. The only person that had safety and shelter was the man having to work in the storm drain. He could simply crawl all the way to the other end, (100 plus meters) and exit from the nightmare. It then dawned on me his light of happiness.
Sometimes you might feel like you are living in a situation similar to the storm drain in life. You are in a place not too appealing. You know things could be a whole lot more comfortable. You would give anything to elevate above what you consider a storm drain situation.
But, God is protecting you from the tempest and the storm that you could be engulfed in. There is a reason you are surrounded by strength. It might not be pretty, but it is safe.
Take that safety God is covering you with, give it a smile and a thumbs up. Know that God’s plan it to bring you out safely on the other side to enjoy the sunshine of another day. Amen and amen……………