Hurricane Irene made an unwelcome visit to much of the East coast this weekend.
We lived in south Florida for five years and endured four hurricanes. They certainly can be terrifying and destructive, as hurricane Katrina heartbreakingly demonstrated.
The night that our Florida town received a direct hit from hurricane Wilma was one of the scariest nights of my life. We were without power for nine days. There was destruction everywhere. Cleaning up all the debris in the yard took one full week. Traffic lights were down, grocery stores were empty, and curfews were imposed. It was something I will never forget.
As the clouds darkened and the storm approached our New England town on Sunday afternoon, I read Ps. 62 and was reminded where my true security lies:
Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from Him.
Truly He is my rock and my salvation;
He is my fortress and I will never be shaken…
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
He is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in Him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to Him,
for God is our refuge..(vv. 1-2; 7-8)
This is a wonderful Scripture to cling to during all the storms of life.
We are safe in His all-powerful hands.
How did Irene affect you? (Fortunately, we only lost power for a short time and there was very little damage in our town).
4 responses to “Irene”
So glad that you all are safe. xoxo
Thanks Jo! 🙂
We lost power at 10AM Sunday and didn’t get it back until 5AM today. We were very thankful to be woken up to the power coming back on as we had been told yesterday that it would be another 2 or 3 days!
A tree also fell doing some “minor” damage to our house and knocking down a rock wall that leads from the house and lines the driveway. We were told yesterday that insurance will cover all things…however, we have a one thousand dollar deductible. 😛
Oh well…that’s better than nothing!
Wow…I didn’t realize your area had been hit so hard…so glad to hear you all are okay!