This past Friday night, our family was in the basement as tornado sirens blared and warnings flashed across the television screen. As my daughter clung to my hand, my son checked the radar on his phone, and the weatherman announced local spots within a mile as being in the path of a tornado, I got to thinking about how life can change in an instant.
Last year proved to every member of my family that each day is precious. We experienced some of the worst events, capped off with the unexpected death of my father in December. To say we were happy to see the start of 2012 would be an understatement.
We were fortunate that nothing happened. Our home still stands with very little debris in the yard. We basically had a bad thunderstorm with the threat of much worse. But what if?
Every now and again, God sends little warnings about getting our houses in order, and sometimes those warnings aren’t so little. Friday night, gathered together waiting out a storm, felt like a warning. Did I know what was really important in my life and was I prepared to give up the rest? Thankfully, the answer was yes.
What about you? Have you experienced a warning? If so, if you lost every material possession, would you be okay?