If I wrote a note to God,
I would speak what's in my soul~~
I'd say grant us the strength to carry on
Give us hope when it seems all hope is gone
'Cause it seems like so much is going wrong
On this road we're on~~
The Gardener and I have been away on travels for almost 3 weeks. While we were gone, powerful and devastating storms raged their mighty forces wrecking havoc and destruction on neighboring communities - not only in our home area - but across 3 neighboring states.
One of our near by communities was almost totally obliterated by tornado winds that reached upwards of 170 miles per hour.
My husband and I watched in fear (while we were on the cruise ship), as the television news related details of the approaching storms- realizing all the while that our home and our families were in the path that was designated as threatened areas.
You can not imagine the terror that fills your heart when you are thousands of miles away and are helpless to do anything but wait - and watch - and pray.
Thankfully our home and families were spared. My hometown was untouched by the storms-- but a neighboring town was nearly destroyed. 90 miles away, our son and his wife had made preparations for protecting themselves and our precious grandbaby Keri Beth. When I finally got word that all was well with them- the relief made me weak in the knees.
All across our region, homes and towns were devastated by the storms. As my husband and I drove home from our travels - we witnessed some of the devastation that was left by these powerful storms. Many lives were tragically lost during these storms.
Nature is a powerful force- one NOT to be reckoned with-- but the power of PRAYER is greater than the ravaging winds of any storm.
I'm asking you all to prayerfully remember all those whose lives have been so tragically altered-- praying for their strength and determination as they rebuild their homes and their lives.
The Gardener and I have just returned from a wonderful cruise to beautiful warm places. I'll be back to share those photos with you soon~~ but I could not do that without first sharing with you all the heartache that I have for friends and neighbors who have lost so much. Your prayers are appreciated more than you will ever know.
I was sitting on a beautiful beach in Antigua relaxing and listening to "my tunes" when the song "A Note to God" cycled through. This song is one of my favorites on my playlist. The beautiful and powerful message of the lyrics were my inspiration for this post. I'm including a video of this music so that you can hear it for yourself.
"A Note to God" sung by Charice
I love you all~~