2012 04 26-A Walk in the park for Lorin
Imagine you are lying down on a bench swing as a constant, cool breeze gently rocks you. Above you verdant green leaves, against a clear sky blue backdrop, allow sparkling shafts of soothing sunlight to warm your face. Sound is suspended, there are no vices or cars. Only the sound of the steady breeze through the trees and birdsong sprinkling about.
Imagine that moments before, you were hot and exhaused and now the swing cradles you and as you look up into the branches of a gorgeous giant oak, the branches reach out above you and appear to be like the trunks of trees. You sway in the swing and begin to fell as if you are floating in the trees. Suddenly you are fully rested and refreshed. That was my quiet time today -out on the beach in Pascagoula just about a mile from our building site. Isn't God wonderful? I was reminded at that moment of His promise from Matt. 11:29 - He is gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your soul.
I was instantly refreshed and went for a walk and discovered the Katrina Trail in the park where I learned the following:
-1836 people were killed by the Katrina Hurricane
-7000 homes have been restored/rebuilt
-450 homes destroyed in Pascagoula-5 years later 325 were rebuilt
-waves of 15-20 feet high
-175 MPH winds
-$40 million in damage to the ciry of Pascagoula
In spite of all that we still have hope. Isa. 40:31 says "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles: they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Thanks to all for your prayers and words of encouragement. Lorin
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