Tonight, just now, I was rushing three boys in and out of the shower while I vacuumed. The thought behind this is if everyone is going to get clean at the same time, they have to hurry because the hot water runs out really fast. Also, I don’t like to spend forever vacuuming. It all worked together.
I wanted to read about Daniel tonight during our super sweet devotional time. It’s even better when the boys are all clean. It’s especially nice when they sit where they can’t touch or kick each other. But tonight they all piled on the couch and I waited while they fought over blankets. I sat across from them, my back to the window that looks onto the street.
Just as I was trying to get them to REALLY see that the same exact God who protected Daniel from the lions loves and protects THEM just as much… Seth-7yr pointed and said, “Um. There’s a cop behind you.”
I asked him to repeat that.
It didn’t make sense.
It’s night. The blinds are closed. And no one is behind me. But his brothers nodded, so I turned and saw that there were flashing red and blue police lights, and evidently RIGHT behind me.
I left them there and went to my bedroom, keeping the light off, and peering out the blinds. A few moments later the police car turned off its lights and left. A few moments after that the boys ran in there, and pulled down the cheap vinyl miniblinds on top of themselves in the dark and screamed and flailed and freaked and fell and it’s a wonder the police did not hear them and return. Also, I saw how disgusting those blinds are and I’m soaking them in the bathtub now but I’ll probably just replace them tomorrow. ICK.
We returned to the living room and I finished reading about Daniel and it seemed different than before.
Same God who loved and protected Daniel… yeah. He’s looking out for those three.