The Water in Wilkes Barre

My in-laws lived in central Mississippi when Katrina hit New Orleans and the MS Gulf Coast. They were without power for a week and of course, felt the crush of evacuees as well.

Now they live in Wilkes Barre PA and again they are facing serious weather and flooding. Their apartment is within a mile of the levee. They have been evacuated to a hotel some miles away and are out of direct danger of flooding but their apartment is right in the path. Pray that they'll be safe, that the levee will hold and that God will use them in the midst of this storm.

Here's a link to a story from the Boston Sun about the flooding.

1God is our mighty fortress, always ready to help
in times of trouble.

2And so, we won't be afraid! Let the earth tremble
and the mountains tumble into the deepest sea.

3Let the ocean roar and foam, and its raging waves
shake the mountains.

4A river and its streams bring joy to the city,
which is the sacred home of God Most High.

5God is in that city, and it won't be shaken.
He will help it at dawn.

6Nations rage! Kingdoms fall!
But at the voice of God the earth itself melts.

7The LORD All-Powerful is with us.
The God of Jacob is our fortress.

8Come! See the fearsome things the LORD has done on earth.

9God brings wars to an end all over the world.

He breaks the arrows, shatters the spears,
and burns the shields.

10Our God says, "Calm down, and learn that I am God!
All nations on earth will honor me."

11The LORD All-Powerful
is with us. The God of Jacob is our fortress.

---PSALM 46:1-11


Mimi said...

Lord have Mercy! What a trial for them.

Sarah said...

UPDATE: They are safe and sound. Much rain, but no real damage. Thanks be to the Lord.