With the thousand year flood of South Carolina just one year ago,
we braced ourselves for another devastating storm last weekend.
Hurricane Matthew, with all it's strength and forces had already
made it's path of destruction through the Carribbean.
The announcement came early from our governor, Nikki Haley,
"Evacuate The Entire Coastal Area of South Carolina."
Many were surprised as the schools and government offices
were closed three days before the storm
was schedule to impact us.
However, an evacuation of this size, the coordination required,
shelters needed at schools and many other details had to be set
into motion in order to protect lives.
And we prayed and prayed.
So many prayed that all the evacuation would be 'for nothing',
praying that Matthew would turn sharply eastward
sparing our beaches, homes and coastline.
But slowly and steady, Hurricane Matthew came up the coast
leaving destruction and disaster behind,
creeping through the night with 80+ mph winds,
soaking rains, toppling trees and leaving
everyone wondering what would be left with morning's light.
Our comfort through this storm and through so many storms in
our own lives is our trust in God, knowing he hears our prayers.
God is our refuge and strength..
a very present help in trouble
The next morning, over 800,000 SC residents without power and
many, many weeks and months ahead to rebuild our coastline.
However we are grateful, for God is our refuge and strength!
Today as you read this, I ask for you to pray for South Carolina,
pray for strength for the people who have lost so much,
pray for the workers who are putting in endless hours to
restore power and other utilities, and pray that through this
valley those that do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior
will be drawn to him.
I invite you to visit several other wonderful card making sites for more inspiration and talents of others. This card is my entry for Word Art Wednesday # 252-253 and also won the weekend challenge on Addicted to Card Making.
Thank you for stopping by ~ Pam