Friday, September 5, 2008

Real Life - Storms

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Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28

For me? Storms. Yep...the literal kind.

I live in Savannah, GA and just earlier this week we were faced with the certainty that Hurricane Hanna would provide the first direct hit on the city in over 100 years. Tuesday night was pandemonium at Wal-Mart with water and toilet paper flying off the shelves. Wednesday evening and it is only a tropical storm now, and they are barely predicting much wind or rain for us due to the fact the storm is most likely going to hit the NC coast (as of Thursday afternoon when I'm actually writing this).

Sigh of relief, right? Not quite.

You see, Hurricane Ike is presently a category 4 hurricane. The winds therefore are currently between 131-155 mph. The ranking system only goes to a category 5. Of course it is approximately 4 days from hitting the Bahamas. That's at least 6 or so from us. However, we are within the sight of the storm. It could come here. There's already talk of evacuating nursing homes according to my hubby's fancy travel employer (they are on retainer for use of their buses).

I'm scared. I know that God is faithful and will take of us. I know that material wealth is unimportant. I know that He is in control. However, I am worried about what could happen. I don't want to see the power of God's mighty hand in the form of either a hurricane or the protection from it. I just want to believe He can do reality needed.

So I know that this is possibly premature, as I have seen how quickly the predictions can change in two days, much less a week, but I'm still concerned, as most people naturally would be.

Pray for protection for everyone in the path of all of these storms. Pray for clean up efforts and volunteers wherever they are needed and respond to. Pray for a peace through this literal storm.

Thank you, friends.

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1 comment:

L.L. Barkat said...

Lord, safety for this dear one. thank you.