Sunday morning I struggled to sleep, tossing and turning. Around 1:30/2:00 a.m. I felt a weight and need to pray for my daughter, a prayer of protection and peace. Rather than wrestle with this odd feeling and nudge by the Holy Spirit, I prayed. I prayed for almost a half an hour before I finally settled into a calm slumber.
5:30 a.m., a few hours later, my husband and I both received texts and phone calls from the college's emergency response. There was a stabbing on campus earlier in the morning. My heart sank, my stomach lunged, and I thanked God for nudging me to pray. I prayed mostly for Mary but I always pray for the other kiddos at the college, all our kids need prayer. God knew what was going to, or was happening at the college in the wee hours of the morning.
I'm thankful to say our daughter was in the dorm and didn't know of the stabbing incident until she received the emergency notification herself, but one thing she knows and we know...I prayed when God nudged and gave me this feeling in the pit of my stomach. I'm glad I did, prayer was needed at the college while most of us were slumbering. I continue to pray for all the students at the college, for them to not live and fear and unite after this tragic and violent event.
Do you experience "gut feelings"?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323