A Hurricane Marathon

For those of you who have never been in a hurricane, this is for you.

Pace yourself. 

If you are going to go through a hurricane, you want it to move along quickly.  Like pulling a band-aid off.  Just get it over with.  But when a storm lumbers along (like the one we are in right now) it seems like it will never end.  How do you get through it? 

Take it one storm band at a time.  Take it one hour at a time.  Take it one minute at a time.

I remember during one hurricane I received a phone call from someone screaming, "We're all going to die!  We're all going to die!"  Now, first of all, it wasn't a major hurricane.  Secondly, all he did to prepare for the event was buy two gallons of water.  It was his first hurricane, and he kept saying, "I don't know what you're all panicking about, it just a hurricane."  I had to chuckle to myself as I watched the tables turn.  I finally got him settled down and through the event.  He bought hurricane shutters for the next time.  

This verse was in my devotions this morning.  Lamentations 3:26  It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

As the wind howls, wait on the Lord. 
As the rain pounds the windows, wait on the Lord. 
As the cell phone chimes with another tornado warning, wait on the Lord.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I'm waiting on You this day.  Take care of me, my friends and my family.  AMEN

P.S. Well I still have electricity even though it has flickered a few times.  I suspect it will go out at some point.  


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