A Gully-Washer

This afternoon, the hour before I hit the road to come home, we had a “rain!” Some may call it a “flash flood,” but I call it a “gully-washer!” That rain came “a pourin’ down.” On the way home, there was one spot where water was across the road. Four state troopers alerted traffic that there was an issue. One car had hit the water, spun around, and was swept off the road into the ditch. It was so sad. I wondered – “Have they ever driven in a flash flood before?” “How fast were they going?” “Did they have good tires?”

This got me to thinking about how quickly sin can overtake us. We may just be traveling through life – everything appears to be going well, when we are faced with sudden trials. The key to not being “swept away” can be determined by how prepared we are. Have we “hid Thy Word in our hearts so we might not sin against Thee?” (Psalm 119:11) Do we “come together” (I Corinthians 11:17), “comfort and edify one another” (I Thessalonians 5:11) by faithfully worshiping with our church family as often as possible? Do we “confess our faults one to another, and pray one for another?” (James 5:16) These are just a few things that we can do to prepare for danger because we know not when it will come. But we can know that we are not alone.

One of the other things that struck me was that in the places where the clouds were opening up, the sky was a “blue blue!” I’m so thankful that the blue of the sky is larger than than the clouds. God can overcome any clouds that we face. He is so good! God Bless, Courtney

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