Friday, September 12, 2008

What's the right way to pray during a time like this?

So it looks like the storm has indeed moved to the east a little and last I heard about our area, we may only be getting 60-75 mph winds. In which case, it still might be a little scary, but we might not even lose power. That's better than the eye passing right through us. I heard that some transformers are built to go out in 75 mph winds because those winds are strong enough to down power lines so if the lines do go down, there won't be live wires all over the place. That's smart. I wondered about that.

During all this I've been praying, but it feels a little sticky . Obviously, stranger things have happened, but let's face it, this storm isn't just going to go away. It's not going to just disappear from the gulf. So when I pray for us to not get a hit, I feel like I'm basically praying for it to be sent upon someone else. That just feels wrong. I don't want a direct hit or danger in my household, but I certainly don't want to wish it on someone else. So I've just started praying that no matter what happens, that my family is safe and that there is minimal damage to my home. Really, I just want this to pass fast enough that we can go on our big trip next week without having to think about whatever we're still dealing with after this storm. That's the goal.

4 comments:

Mommy Daisy said...

Well, that is good for you. I understand the predicament you are in. We are praying for the safety of all in the path of this storm.

Kate said...

I can totally relate. I think you've found a good way to pray. We're praying for safety for everyone. And hopefully not enough damage to interfere with your trip. Okay, how about nothing more than a few downed tree limbs? =)

Jana said...

I hope your house and family fare well through the storm. Thank you so much for your sweet words and offer of a safe refuge. Your generosity overwhelms me....

Be safe and take care.

chewymama said...

praying for you. i hope all is well.