As many of you know, this week Hurricane Sandy came up the east coast. Many of you have expressed your well wishes for our family and told us that you were praying for us. I want to thank you all right now for that.
Our home and property had no damage, and although we lost power for just a few minutes, we got it back quickly and had no problems.
I would ask you to continue to pray for my sister Hannah’s family. They are still without power and of course, this is a major concern and inconvenience for their daughter Addy who is relies on a ventilator for breathing for much of the day. They were told that their electricity will not be restored until Thursday. They are doing well, but the nursing schedule and inconvenience of having to move all of her equipment is added work for Hannah and Jon.
We are thankful that our family and friends are all well. We are still praying for those who lost so much during this historic storm. Here is a video clip of our back yard, when the storm was still in NJ.
I took a la-de-dah attitude about the storm because we have never really had a major storm like this that I can remember. As I realized that this was going to bigger than I had thought, I started to panic inwardly. And the anxiety only grew as I watched news coverage of the storm.
I am thankful for a friend who encouraged me to put on some Christian music. I have to tell you that this was just the remedy I needed. Instead of listening to the howling wind, I was saturating my mind with words like “Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus,” and “I know a fount where sins are washed away,” and “Be still and know, that I am God.”
Amazing how refocusing on the One who is in control helps to calm our fears. And I am thankful for friends who have the courage to point me to God’s word when I am losing it!