Safe in the environment of God's love

The fire alarm rang loudly in the middle of the night. Its unexpected noise woke everyone in our apartment building. My husband was the first to comprehend the sound and quickly hurried my young son and me outside along with our pets. It was soon determined that the alarm was due to a prank. The disgruntled residents were, after some time, assured that they could return safely to their beds.

I was relieved, but also uneasy, and this feeling did not leave the next day. The night's confusion had been unsettling, and I realized I needed to pray. Afterward, I would be profoundly grateful that I took time to do this instead of just dismissing the incident. What follows is some of the quieting revelations that helped me then, and later.

In next week's SENTINEL
September 11, 1995

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