Apologies to Frank Sinatra.
The weather lately has been unbelievable. One dead in Louisiana, eight hurt in my home state of Mississippi, sixteen kids in a skating rink in Alabama (why the heck were they there to start with, knowing a major storm was coming? At least their injuries were minor) and now at least seven are dead in North Carolina. This was the same weather system!
However, what sticks in my mind is how we got relatively little rain and no thunderstorms, much less tornados in my immediate area. Watching the radar/satellite view during that time, it just seemed to split before it got to us, and then closed back together after passing by. We could have lost our house (or worse, our lives) in all that, but we were spared a lot of grief.
I also think about all the folks along the coast who’re still suffering and rebuilding following Katrina, and this just compounds that. Talk about adding insult to injury.
And here I am, posting about it on a blog.
Some people ask on occasion, “why does God let bad things happen to good people? Why did He allow some to escape? It’s not fair!” Heard a LOT of that last year after Katrina, not to mention the year before after Ivan. And usually after everything bad that happens. The answer to the question is, He let some escape to help those who’re suffering so that we might be His blessing on those who have suffered from the calamity.
What can you do? Pray. Even if that’s the only thing you can do, it’s still the best thing you could do.