It rained hard for 2 days. Very hard. As a matter of fact, harder than anytime ever recorded in the history of this town. We were warned, but not prepared. Here’s some of the sobering pictures of the Nashville flood of 2010
We were fortunate and escaped with the minor inconvenience of having to stay home for a couple of days. Thousands are dealing with devastation and tremendous lost. My church, Cross Point, has set up a Relief Fund for the victims of the flood. You can help by participating in the ongoing clean up and rescue work as well as making an online donation. It’s simple and safe through their website.
As I watched the terrible pictures of destruction and folks stranded in homes that are now covered in water, I asked myself: “Shouldn’t we have been better prepared? How can this happen?” And the answers were simple but not welcomed. No, we couldn’t have been better prepared. Most people didn’t have flood insurance because they did not live on a flooded area–well, not until yesterday.
We were warned, but we were not prepared.
This happened because we are not in control. Everyday we plan and live our lives as if we have complete control over the outcome. Days like these are a sober reminder that’s not true. We had plenty of warning that bad storms were headed our way, but no one could have predicted what happened.
So today I do what I can to help neighbors, friends and family and wrestle with my illusion of control and God’s blessings on my life.
Have you ever been warned about something but not prepared for what happened?