As I write this, I’ve just finished reading a text from my mom that says, “Where is the best place in the house to go in the event of a tornado?” She’s not just curious, she sent that text because she’s riding out Hurricane Isaac in our home in South Louisiana.
I’ve spoken with many of my friends and family, and so far they are okay, but the storm could possibly linger till Friday, so they’ve got a long way to go, still. This storm is much different than Hurricane Katrina in that it is a lot slower moving. Sure, it may be “just” a Category 1 hurricane, but I’d rather have a Category 4 hurricane for less than 24 hours, than a Category 1 hurricane for 72 hours. Get my point?
Much of South Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and parts of Florida are gripped in fear right now as Hurricane Isaac is reeking havoc upon them. At a moment like this, I cannot help but think of the very first Scripture verse that my mom taught me when I was just 3 years old: Psalm 56:3, “What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.”
Please pray for those in the path of the storm, particularly my family and Karri’s family.
Thanks So Much,
Thanks so much for praying! Just as an update, as of 9:00pm, I spoke with my mom, and even though over 750,000 people are without power, she still has it, in spite of the 80 mile per hour winds and driving rain. It’s very possible she will loose power tonight, but she is grateful to have had it this long.
Please continue to pray for the safety and well-being of all those affected by this slow-moving storm.
Thanks so much, Randy! We need to catch up soon. I’ll give you a call.
As of this morning, my mom still has power, which is remarkable! However, they still have one more day of dealing with Tropical Storm conditions. We are also praying for all of those in low-lying areas who have lost their homes…so tragic.
“Our God is greater, our God is stronger…”
Praying and loving you and Karri. Conrad and I have been watching the courage of the great people of Louisiana and Mississippi going through this. Father please wrap these in your loving arms and give them peace. Love you guys.
Rosie and Conrad,
Thank you so much for the prayer! What a blessing and an encouragement your family is to ours. We love you deeply!
Danny, far removed but praying for all. Ed
Praying for you guys “across the pond”, as well.
Thanks so much to all of you who prayed for my friends and family in South Louisiana. Just an update: our area was hit hard with some flooding, rain, and wind damage. Both the Southern Baptist & The Red Cross are set up at my home church, First Baptist Covington. Please be in prayer for these folks as they have a tremendous missional opportunity to help the community.
As for my mom, she’s great, and our home there is great, too. Believe it or not, she never even lost power! I was praying boldly that she’d have electricity throughout the storm, and she did! Crazy!
Thanks again for praying, and for reading.
Peace, Love, and Fried Chicken,