Thursday, April 9, 2009
How high's the water mama? 18 feet high and rising
This is a picture from one of the parks in my town. It's our turn now to worry about flooding. They have diked all around our hospital and closed all the bridges except for one. I have a friend who lives right by the river and the water is almost up to her second story. It's been sandbag central at her house for the past few days, with many college students helping to build a sandbag dike. High school students are sandbagging also and people are volunteering to direct traffic so that the dump trucks can keep going instead of having to stop at traffic lights and stop signs. As of right now, school will still be in session next week but that could change at any moment.
I can't help but think that this couldn't happen at a better time. Sunday is Easter, when we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. No human, on his own power, could come back to life. But our God, who can do immeasurably more than we could ask for or imagine, has the power to raise people from the dead. He parted the Red Sea for Moses and the Israelites and He can perform a miracle here too. We already saw what He did in Fargo and I'm believing for a miracle here as well. God has already used this flood to bring people together, working side by side with strength that can only come from God. He is working in this situation and I will continue to trust Him with the safety of the town that I call home.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I'll keep you posted.