Adonai tucked away from Hurricane Irma
07 September 2017 | Tavernier Fl
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Adonai is stripped of her sails and secured at the Redneck Yacht Club lon a small harbor in Tavernier Florida. Preparation is grueling hot as the heat is oppressive, sincerely sweltering due to no current breeze . I am not complaining as shortly a hot still day will be highly desired! Hurricane Irma has flipped many catamarans in the BVI as she passed through St Martin. Sadly taking the lives of some people and destroying structures is in her way. Irma punch is powerful changing the lives of many. We are believing for the best here in the Florida Keys but when you see old time conchs boarding up and securing their property to head out of town, you know it is serious. My heart goes out to those in the path of the storm which is leaving a wake of destruction. Lives are not replaceable but possessions are.
The Florida Keys is a community that pulls together in times of adversity. It is an honor to be part of such a wonderful loving group of people who care and love their neighbors and friends by supporting each other on every level. Some people need emotional support, other your hands to board up your house, help to find hurricane gold which is wing nuts for shutters, help to fold a sail coming off 75 foot mast or tying lines by swimming across the canal. Traffic on the highway has been kind and polite. Fuel is out in many places, Winn DIxie is standing firm being open providing groceries for those still making preparations.
The air is full of emotion. I feel the heart of God who desires for none to perish. An over whelming feeling of love is elapsing in waves bringing tears to my heart. I feel the love of God for his people and love from the hearts of people being poured forth. A swirling storm of emotion often unseen but felt. I see the gospel of Jesus who has made way for none to perish from powerful destruction, the one who gave his life to save our soul. Irma is a physical powerful destructive force barreling across the ocean with no mercy, but God is good and will make way. The infrastructure of the United Staes is a blessing, our construction is a blessing, we have been given much, there is so much to be gratful for today.
So my friends I am blessed to be able to fly to Birmingham Alabama today. Hotel rooms are being sold out as far as Alabama! It is blue berries in the sky watching the clouds go by ! Passing over I 75 near Naples traffic is looking moderate and the ground very green. It is sunny and clear and much cooler at altitude. Life is forever changing. Whether it is feeling good or feeling bad, don’t fight the river.
I pray for my friends to remain in peace, to make good decisions, and to trust God will open hands. He will always provide a way, he parted the seas for the Israelites and for all we know, Irma may decide to go else where and we will have just had a good work out in cleaning up and loving our neighbor!