38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High
that both calamities and good things come?
It has been a week of calamity and a week of good things.
We may be smiling in this picture but they are very *nervous* smiles. We've never felt the need to put helmets on our children and get under a mattress because of an approaching storm. But this storm was like no other.
Our community suffered very little damage. After the storm we found lots of debris in our yard. Small pieces of siding from a trailer. A receipt from a pharmacy located in Tuscaloosa (95 miles from our home) Tid bits that represent someone's life...and someone's loss.
The devastation in surrounding areas is almost unbelievable.
Thank you to so many of you who have checked on us with emails and texts and phone calls...please don't stop praying for the people in Alabama (Georgia, too) who have lost loved ones, their homes, everything. Pray that God will show us clearly how to be His hands and feet to so many in need.
So sad and so surreal....yet:
22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”