God Bless the Gulf Coast

I am often amazed b y the staying power and resiliency of the human spirit. The people who live along the Gulf Coast of the United States (TX, MS, AL, LA, FL) model this staying power as well as anyone else. Yearly, for approximately six months, they are forced into a “keep-one-eye-fixed-on-the-gulf” frame of mind. Since 2005, the Gulf Coast has been ravaged by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ivan, Ike, and Tropical Storms Gustav and Faye.

It is difficult and heartbreaking to watch the residents along the coast endure storm after storm. Without a doubt, the nation has seen the protedctive hand of God in the misdt of all these storms. Here are just a few of the pictures of the latest storm to hit the Gulf Coast.

 

Through all the destruction, despair, and devastation, God is still praiseworthy. He is to be praised. The Bible tells us He is our Rock and our Fortress. Nothing escapes God’s care and knowledge. My favorite contemporary Christian music group of today is Casting Crowns. They recorded a song that speaks  of our necessity to continually praise our Creator, even in the worst of times. The song says it all, “Praise You in This Storm.”

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