Friday, August 26, 2011

Storm Watch

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc and devastation on the Gulf Coast. And now, six years later — almost to the day — Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the East Coast, threatening 65 million people along its projected path.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of those in that path, and I pray they and their families will be safely out of harm's way by the time the storm makes landfall. May God watch over them and protect them ... and may He weaken the storm's winds and rains by the time it reaches their homes and businesses and crops.

I pray He will also give the city, state, and national leaders the wisdom and compassion they will need in the coming days to help people safely return to their homes ... and to their lives. ~ Amen.


Deb said...

excellent post...

racheld said...

Amen and Amen.

Our friends in VA were rocked this week by the earthquake, and now some of them are facing the oncoming storm, so I am thinking especially of them, and our dear SIL up on the Carolina Coast---living on the beach sounds like heaven, but not right now.

And the last paragraph---I pray that if and when the damage comes, the leaders have the good sense and human kindness to let the folks HAVE the shelter and supplies that they need in this terrifying time.

When people are standing in the rubble of their dreams, it's no time to harp on future property values.

Richard Cottrell said...

OMG, I can only begin to think about this mess. I know what it is like here when we have spring floods, but nothing like this. What about new York City? Thant has to be beyond scary. Good LUCK. Richard from My Old Historic House.