Friday, August 26, 2011

Natural Disasters

     I thought since the east coast is bracing for Hurricane Irene right now, that I'd talk about natural disasters. I thankfully have never been in one. Three years ago, a tornado struck our neighborhood to the south and southeast of us. My dad, Charlene and I had left for Canton, TX earlier that day. My mom stayed home due to a funeral. As the storm hit that night, she huddled under the stairwell in the basement PRAYING. The storm did pass but caused a lot of damage near us. The damage ended at our property line. That's about as close as you want to get, if you want to get close at all. We had no damage at all. God's protection is priceless. The picture above is just an example of the destruction in our surrounding neighborhood.
     The world has had many natural disasters in recent years. Haiti's earthquake, Japan's earthquake, US flooding, US midwest tornadoes and more. They say its new and more prevalant but it isn't. God has allowed disasters to teach people, punish people and to draw people to Him for centuries. Whether you're enjoying a sunny day or scared in a hurricane, cling to Him the most. My Protector and Strong Tower.

Psalm 63:8(NIV)
8 I cling to you;
   your right hand upholds me.