Tomorrow, October 17, will be ShakeOut BC where people worldwide practice earthquake drills. Two years ago I remember tearing up as my school ran the drill. I thought of my little girl in Haiti, wishing her home, pondering the Haitian earthquake that will be a life marker for a generation of Haitians.
Now she is here. Tomorrow she will have a drill at school, so I mentioned the drill to her tonight.
After a litany of why questions where we covered preparedness and shifting plates and what the drill position, she said she was scared. She can’t remember in words, but she remembers sensations. I affirmed she will be safe; it’s just practice. Listen to Madame Louise; she will know how to practice. And remember Jesus is with you. My girl has already seen that people who love can’t always protect, so I have to send her to the One she may not always comprehend but who will always be with her and always love her.
This passage is linked to a beautiful song that’s heart calming. May her heart and my heart and your heart be directed into the safest of places, Jesus’ loving, knowing, strong arms.