ImageSome people are calling the tree snapping, building throwing, electricity stopping storm we had last Friday a stroke of bad luck. Others are blaming global warming for the heat wave that started it all. A few have speculated that maybe God is trying to send us a message that He is not pleased in some way. Personally, I simply think we were in the path of a bad storm and that is all there is to it.

            Now that things are starting to get back to normal for most of the people in our area, I have to stop on this Fourth of July and say thank you.

 Thank you!

Thank you to those of you who were just as hot and miserable as everyone else yet put the needs of others before yourself.


Thank you for allowing people to help where they could.

 Thank you Scott, for simply organizing a meal that meant so much to everyone who was tired of munching on warm peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

 Thank you for chainsaws, even if we had to use them in 100 degree heat.

 But most of all, thank you Lord…

            …for watching over us and keeping us safe.

            …for the reminder that we are truly helpless against your power.

            …for providing for our daily needs.

            …for providing us an opportunity to serve.

            …for the fact that power does not come from the utility company, but from your hand.

            …for a freezer full of ruined food, after all it does not feed the soul anyway, your Word does.

            …for the fact that the water kept flowing, although we remember that Living Water comes from Christ.

            …for keeping our families safe, they are precious to us.

            …for your grace, your love, and your Son. In light of what He had to suffer, what we are going through is just a tiny annoyance.


Thank you Lord for blessing us and allowing us to be your people.