Thursday night the electricity went out at my house. After a half hour, I called the JEA, our local electric company, to check out the status. I laughed when a recording announced the electricity would return on or about June 13 at 6:48 p.m. Wow. A whole month? I called my daughter and told her I might be moving in. Good thing for her I didn’t have to wait that long.

Once it got too dark inside, due to the stormy weather, I headed to my room to lie down. It made me wonder what people would do if we did lose our electricity for a month. We’ve come to rely on it as part of our lives. Too bad we don’t rely on God as much.

Isaiah 26:4 reads, Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. God is always there. He never goes out. You don’t have to wait for someone to come and repair Him to get Him back to working. You can rely on the Lord twenty-four seven.

A thought came to me once the lights returned. JEA said our rates were going to be lowered. Was this how they planned to accomplish it? Turn it off on certain sections of town every now and then? Oh well, being without electricity isn’t that bad. I happen to enjoy reading so I was able to keep myself busy.

There are a lot of things we’ve come to rely on other than our electricity. Fresh water, indoor plumbing, automobiles, and for most of us, at least one computer in the home. How would you survive without some of these things?

A scarier thought, how would you get by without God?

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