I have been watching the Fox news channel quite a bit this week. I get curious about how things are going in Louisiana and Mississipi and turn it on. Some of the images have made me feel sick in spirit. The hardest have been the children. It must be due to the stage of life I’m in. The other day I saw video of a desperate mom sitting on the side of the highway in New Orleans crying. She was holding a limp five day old baby with a fever. If you’ve had kids you know the pediatricians warn of fevers in babies under 8 weeks old. It’s considered a medical emergency. I have been praying for that child and her mom. Hopefully they are in a safe place now. I’m sure the mom was in need of sanitary supplies herself after having just given birth.
There have been other images of children in need. That has to be one of the worst situations to be in, unable to take care of the physical needs of your babies. I am so thankful for my family and my home. I am thankful that I can take care of my kids and I have all I need to meet their needs. I hope and pray that the people of our great nation cry out to God during this time. May His salvation and deliverance and provision and protection be to those affected by this disaster.
He takes care of His flock like a shepherd. He gathers the lambs in his arms. He carries them close to His heart. He gently leads those that have little ones. Isaiah 40:11