Hey, ThatGirl, I must say - that was a touching read... Didn't think you had it in you.
... It's (ultimately) to do with God's covenant on us, which only He Knows Best, after all.
We are here, and it's up to us to consider, as well as practice our omens to it. I (also) feel that when everything 'else' is gone, that is what matters the most... in our own haven(s) from the world, in the end. That is real 'power' - at least from the way I see it.