Monday, August 20, 2007

Rain, Rain, Go Away

This is the beautiful little town of Rushford, Minnesota, taken from Lookout Point in Fillmore County. Over the past few days, we've received almost seventeen inches of rain.

Sadly, the deathtoll from these floods continues to rise. It is approaching the number of those who died in the I-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis earlier this month.

Ironically, three weeks ago, we were in a severe drought, corn curling up, ground cracking, blazing heat.

Sometimes I think God uses these displays to remind us that we are not in control. In one night, we went from drought to flood, the mighty power of the water carrying away houses, cars, roads, bridges, anything in its path. And as mighty as that water was, it is nothing compared to the power of God.

I am reminded of a Bible verse. Proverbs 21.1. The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, like the rivers of water; He turneth it whithersover He will.

God is mighty enough to change water in its course, to send the rain or withhold it, and He is even mighty enough to change a heart.


  1. Saw footage on the news today of people rowing down Main St. in boats or is that boots? (-; If Heathen prayers help, I pray the rain lets up

  2. I saw the news about floods but had no idea where. We are finally getting some rain here too.

  3. I had no idea you were that close to the flooding. Thank God for His promises. What's the verse that says, "Though the rivers rise, they shall not overwhelm you." Love His word.

  4. Thanks for the reminder that I shouldn't be envious of those who are receiving the extraordinary amounts of rain when we've received none here in a couple of months.


  5. We went through Stockton on the way home today, took Joe to WSU. Seeing the piles of people's belongings lining the streets is really heartbreaking. There are fields that are just flattened, mudslides, trees everywhere, railroad tracks and roads are washed out. Even seeing the results, it is hard to imagine what it must have been like to be there.

  6. We had a lot of flooding earlier this summer around where I live. Thankfully, we live on a hill.

    Nebraska Furniture Mart is on the west side of Kansas City (actually in Kansas), right at the junction of I-70 and I-435. It's right next to the Kansas Speedway and Cabela's, if you know where that is. It hasn't been there too long, maybe about 5 years.

  7. I hope you all are okay? Any damage to your home?

  8. We're okay here, but the rain continues in the area. Unfortunately, with the flooding in the church now smells like laundry left in the washer for two August days. :(