Wednesday, June 16, 2010

God's Protection

I was reminded recently that it has been a very long time since I have updated our blog. Things have been a little hectic to say the least. There are so many great things happening to share with you though and I hope to do so soon!

I thought I would just quickly share with you God’s protection over us the other evening to get things started. I came downstairs Monday morning to discover Monday morning that we had had some visitors during the evening. It seems that at about 3am someone broke open a window in our study and put a child in through one of the gaps in the burglar bars. They then proceeded to help themselves to my computer, Sybrand’s cell phone, our digital camera and lenses, some money and my winter coat. All in all about 6 to 7 thousand dollars worth of things.

While there is an incredible sense of violation and fear that comes from this (mostly from knowing they were in the house while we slept), we are so aware of God’s protection over us and care for us. For one while they stole money out of Sybrand’s wallet, they left the wallet and all the cards etc in it. They also dropped my external hard drive on their way out the window so I have only lost about 9 months of work and our pictures for this last year are on Sybrand’s computer and not mine. But more then that it is obvious that they were trying to break the bars and actually all get in but were unable to do so. One of our neighbors who woke up and saw one of the men running away saw that he was carrying ropes. We are sure that if they had gotten in and upstairs, things would have been much worse. We can’t allow ourselves to think of the what if’s though.

We are thankful too that God has provided in amazing ways for us to purchase our own home which has wonderful security. I say that very aware, however, that nothing happens to us outside of God’s sovereign plan for our lives and that is far better security then any man-made system!

Please pray we would continue to trust the Lord in the midst of this! And pray for our continued protection and safety. It is a reminder of the fact that South Africa isn’t safe.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow... that's a scary story. I'm glad God allowed you two to be okay.

love, Carole H

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Janet Yates said...

Hi, Beth! I'm so glad you guys are ok. That is very scary and yet you still had a good night's sleep. :) Amazing! I'm so glad that God is sovereign over every single event in our lives. Congratulations on the baby girl!!! That is so exciting. We are expecting right now, too...due December. So good to hear an update on your life.