God’s Mercy and the Power of Water

Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. —Psalm 46:8-11

In God’ kindness, we were preserved this past weekend as torrential rainfall produced what some are calling a thousand-year flood. The heavy rain, which swept through much of Tennessee, caused significant damage across the state and I was able to chronicle just a small portion of the damage in our local area of Hickman County. Being now on the other side of several days of intense rain, one can’t help but ponder what 40 days and 40 nights would accomplish. Then again, we need not ponder. We can read about it in Genesis.

A church stands in water up to the top step

A church stands in water up to the top step

A dirt road is dragged by running water onto an intersecting road

A dirt road is dragged by running water onto an intersecting road

A car lies nose down to the side of an invisible road

A car lies nose down to the side of an invisible road

Across from our own house a river rages where there is normally just a trickling creek

Across from our own house a river rages where there is normally just a trickling creek

Low spots collected as much as four to five feet of water

Low spots collected as much as four to five feet of water

This big rig was ushered off the highway by rushing flood waters

This big rig was ushered off the highway by rushing flood waters

Once a field and a road — now a river and a small water fall

Once a field and a road — now a river and a small water fall

If the way out isn’t blocked by the National Guard, here is another common obstacle

If the way out isn’t blocked by the National Guard, here is another common obstacle

At day’s end, the sun came out and it began to look lovely again

At day’s end, the sun came out and it began to look lovely again

As the sun set and the rain stopped, a heavy mist enveloped the valley

As the sun set and the rain stopped, a heavy mist enveloped the valley

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