|"Before the storm"|
Ocean Grove on the Jersey Shore
© Karen Kyle Ericson, all rights reserved.
My heart started to pound, back spasmed, "Whaaat?"
"She's in the News."
Oh of course, it's ok. I can breathe. We laughed together.
I took this photo last summer. I wonder if the cross will stand up to Sandy. The old wooden cross is just a symbol really. Zephaniah 3:17 promises God Himself is in our midst. Especially when we're scared. Or maybe we pay more attention to His presence when we're scared. This is a scary storm. It's huge and our state is the front door for it to move into the midwest. My heart goes out to the millions of people in New York. NYC is cramped. We have lots of open space that the city doesn't. I really appreciate all the prayers for us. Even the candidates are stopping to help out and pray. Thank you.
One person said the lack of campaigning is a gift from God : ) Maybe so. We are weary of all the negative ads.
As I was anxiously praying about the storm Zephaniah 3:17 came to mind. God will never leave us nor forsake us. He is mighty to save. For hurricane Irene I sang Kumbaya as the wind pounded the big trees outside. "Come by here my Lord, come by here." I will probably be singing again this year.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I pray You will comfort and guide us through this storm. Please change this mighty storm to a wisp of wind. Let it go out to sea where no one will be hurt. You are mighty to save. Comfort us in our fear and help us remember Your Word. You are always with us.
In Jesus Name, Amen
I don't know how long we'll have power. I wanted to get this out before we're in the dark. The worst for us is supposed to be tonight and tomorrow morning. My battery operated gadgets are charged. Camera ready. May God bless us one and all. I'll keep praying : )
I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Last night I prayed they wouldn't forget us and leave us in the dark. This morning I woke up to a helicopter outside the window : ) It was the National Guard checking in on us. We got our power today (11-4-12) after 4pm. Thank you so much for prayers. God bless! Karen
P.S. Still more prayers and work to do for others. God will guide me.