After we got home from Oakleaf Church this past Sunday, it rained and rained and rained. We tried to watch some TV but it was tough because we kept losing the satellite signal. It would come and go and come and go. Throughout the afternoon and night there was lighting, thunder, and more rain. There were a few times the lights flickered and went off for a short time. Around 3:00 AM Monday morning the power went off in our bedroom but not the rest of the house. Weird!

We knew it had rained almost all night, and that it rained hard at times. But, we had no idea how much it had rained and how bad things were until we turned the news on around 6:30 AM. We were amazed. We could hear the water roaring in the creek in our backyard. (I put together a quick video as soon as I could get down there – the water level had gone down a lot). Warning . . . I got a little goofy in this thing.

What can we learn from this story? There are some things in life that we have no control over. Those things belong to God and to God alone. The Lord reminds us in Psalm 135:5-7:

5 I know that the LORD is great,
that our Lord is greater than all gods.

6 The LORD does whatever pleases him,
in the heavens and on the earth,
in the seas and all their depths.

7 He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth;
he sends lightning with the rain
and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

God is great! Praise Him for who He is and all He has done. The recent Atlanta flood reminds us that He is in control and asks us to trust Him.

(ignore the link below to see the video – I cannot get it off this post)