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Rain, Rain On My Face

I live in the Panhandle of Florida.  You may have seen news footage of the torrential rainfall and flooding that we’ve had.

It’s been bad.

We sat at home all day yesterday watching the backyard flood and the water slowly edge toward our porch…

Despite having our yard redone last August, the grading that was done was not effective.

It wasn’t long until our porch looked like this…

The water was over my ankles…

Needless to say, the dogs refused to go potty.  We even tried taking them out front, where the yard was still visible, but our efforts were in vain.

One would think that we would be used to a lot of rain given the number of hurricanes this area is forced to endure each year; however, hurricanes are a lot different from the severe thunderstorms that have descended upon us the last few days.

Hurricanes are comprised of rain bands that usually offer reprieves at given intervals.

We have been dealing with nearly constant, heavy rain with little letup.

It’s been a test of faith…and patience…and more faith.

Fortunately, the rain finally slowed down, and the water stopped short of the French door that leads to the interior of my home.  Ironically (and much to my relief), the water receded quickly…

We have another day of heavy rain ahead of us.  Please pray for our area.  Many long-time local residents say they haven’t seen flooding like this in forty years.

Oh, and I couldn’t resist ending this post with the following video of the Jars of Clay song Flood.  It seems appropriate, don’t you think?

“Flood”

Rain, rain on my face
It hasn’t stopped raining for days
My world is a flood
Slowly I become one with the mud

[Chorus:]

But if I can’t swim after forty days
and my mind is crushed by the thrashing waves
Lift me up so high that I cannot fall
Lift me up
Lift me up – when I’m falling
Lift me up – I’m weak and I’m dying
Lift me up – I need you to hold me
Lift me up – Keep me from drowning again

Downpour on my soul
Splashing in the ocean, I’m losing control
Dark sky all around
I can’t feel my feet touching the ground

[Chorus]

Calm the storms that drench my eyes
Dry the streams still flowing
Cast down all the waves of sin
And guilt that overthrow me

[Chorus]

Lift me up – when I’m falling
Lift me up – I’m weak and I’m dying
Lift me up – I need you to hold me
Lift me up – Keep me from drowning again

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One Response

  1. Thank goodness the water didn’t get into your house!

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