Still a long way to go, but tonight is the three week anniversary of the pounding of Ike. Please continue to pray for this hard hit gulf coast. My little world of having our home spared and my limited photos don't begin to touch the tip of the damages from Ike - as I shared with someone earlier, I don't have the heart or the stomach to go into these hard hit areas just for the lookie lookie. It's too personal. We are talking about people's lives and livelyhoods here. In this area alone over 10,000 food service workers are now unemployed due to the area resturants being damaged - and that's just one industry! But less I paint a picture of gloom and doom, please know that folks are determined to rebuild and many many people have come to help from all parts of the country.
This is our "cliff" or natural seawall. This photo was taken 9.11.09 the Thursday before Ike hit the Texas Gulf Coast - the storm serge had already begun as there is normally a little sand below the rocks.
This is the same area leveled. Photo taken 9.15.08 If you look closely to the left you can see a man in a blue shirt standing over the drainage pipe from the first photo.
This photo was taken today 10.3.08 you can see where they are adding dirt back in to build up our cliff, again the location of the drainage pipe from the first photo is in the area of the man standing.
It reminds me of many many things I've been taught in Sunday School about the Lord being our foundation, our strong tower, our refuge. I hope that through this storm that many will come to know Him and rebuild on His firm foundation - His cornerstone - His Son Jesus.
Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, a costly conernerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed
Jesus said in Mark 12:10 Have you not even read this scripture: The stone which the builders rejected, this became the chief corner stone
And the chorus to a well remembered hymn : "On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand"