I Hope Someone Is Building An Ark….Cause We May Need One! I’m not trying to be facetious …
And I’m not insulting your intelligence by giving the definition of facetious: treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor.
I am just telling it like it is.
Is there any other way?
Believe me when I say there are many people suffering right now in Texas after Hurricane Harvey made it’s presence known….
……and believe me when I tell you that the Captain and I pray for these people in our daily devotions.
We pray for their safety and for assistance by all organizations helping them begin the arduous task of putting their lives, homes, jobs and whatever else this storm has taken from them…back together again.
Also believe me when I say I have actually been there. I was in a tornado, but that story is for another time.
This category 4 hurricane blustered into Texas with a vengeance before becoming a tropical storm with lots and lots of rain.
And when there is lots and lots of rain…there is of course, flooding.
Which leads me to my topic today.
The unexpected, like Building an ark for the heavy rains that have descended on Florida and the flooding of our little city.
Our rains have nothing to do with the tragedy across the gulf of Mexico and into Texas.
Ours is just the heavy rains which we have had over the last few days.
Usually, when heavy rains hit…they are here for just a few hours and then the strategically placed drains all over our city go to work and empty the extra water into our many canals.
Not this time.
Because, like Lucy from the old “I Love Lucy” show episode… where she was working on a conveyer belt wrapping and placing candy into a box…Lucy couldn’t keep up with the fast moving conveyer belt and the drains of our city couldn’t keep up with the rain that looked like it would NEVER stop.
After we left church yesterday….and after we detoured around a few flooded intersections, which proved to be a challenge because even on hot sunny days, one has to detour around a canal rather than driving straight down a street.
That is the way our fair city is laid out. Remember we have over 400 miles of canals in this little SW community.
One might be wanting to go to the pizza shop beside the 7-11. Your mouth starts to water and salivate because you can see it… but it is across the canal and you might end up going 8-10 blocks out of your way just for that pepperoni fix, unless you feel like swimming.
Just sayin’ folks.
During these heavy down pours, the Captain went out and drained a bit of water from our over-flowing pool. Even our drainage system was screaming for help inside our courtyard!
We had cars stalling as they would foolishly drive through flooded intersections.
I would ask…“What were they thinking”?
And I couldn’t help but think of those many years ago when Noah was building the ark.
What were the people thinking?
Had it been pouring rain for a few days, they might have had a different reaction then the indifference they exhibited as they shrugged off this silly man building this huge Ark.
But who knows.
Early this morning, I awoke to bright sunlight. The drains had performed their magic. Later, just as I confidently took my hot cuppa tea out to the lanai, the sun did it’s disappearing act. The gray clouds released a torrent of rain and I thought …here it comes again, when we least expect it.
I jokingly said to the Captain, “I Hope Someone Is Building An Ark….Cause We May Need One!”
All joking aside, I am reminded of Matthew 24: 37, “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man”.
Stay safe dear friends….where ever you are.