Hurricane Lessons

FPL says that everyone will have electricity on by the weekend.
Comcast says they will have the internet and cable restored by Monday. 
Restaurants are starting to open.

Now that life is returning to normal - what did you learn?

Psalm 25:4 Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths.

You should sit down and write down some notes.  If you plan on living in Florida, you need to be prepared for the next event.  

But what did YOU learn through Hurricane Irma. 
- How did you deal with your stress?  I watched everything from denial to self-medication.  If you don't like how you dealt with it - change your mind. 
- How did your faith serve you?  Did you have a sense of peace in the midst of the storm?  Did you think that God abandoned you?  If it is the latter, you probably should learn more about the character of God. 
- How did you do physically?  A hurricane will test the boundaries of your body.  Did you discover that you're not as young as you use to be?  Did you collapse from exhaustion?  
- What was important to you through this hurricane?  Everyone has priorities in their life, even if they don't know it.  Some motives were selfish, others were selfless.  We say the best in people and the worst.  How did you fare? 

As we visited a few people that were devasted by the hurricane, we walked up to a house that seemed to have faired well.  We knocked on the front door only to find that it was propped up.  It hit the ground with a bang!  All we could see was the back yard.  The back half of the house had been sheered off.  The door was up to deter looters.  The owner of the house invited us and proceeded to feed us a couple of hot dogs he had just cooked.  We kindly refused, he needed the food more than we did, but he insisted.  He was so happy to have guests in his house and that he was able to feed them lunch.  We relented and had a hot dog with him.  

This man lost everything, but he didn't lose his family, his values, his manners or his hospitality.  He wasn't happy, he was overjoyed that he had survived Hurricane Andrew.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, let me learn and grow through this.  AMEN  


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