[God says] “Watch closely. I’m laying a foundation in Zion, a solid granite foundation, squared and true… A hailstorm will knock down the shantytown of lies, and a flash flood will wash out the rubble.” Isaiah 28:16,17
Last weekend a tree fell into the river during a storm. I wondered how it would be removed. This morning, it is no longer my neighbor’s problem, as the rushing river water moved it down the river.
Yesterday afternoon while the sun still shined, a weather alert came through my cell phone: Flash flood warning in Bedford County until 11:30 p.m. The forecast was for two-to-three inches of rain. Throughout the night, it rained steadily. When I let Daisy out for her morning potty break, I walked the fifty feet down to the river shore and saw that the creek had risen at least four feet overnight.
The cabin is in a high-risk flood zone. Water marking on the wooden doors is proof that in 1979 at least eighteen inches of water invaded the cabin. Before leaving this fall, it will be necessary to raise everything at least to that height and put anything that could be destroyed by water in the loft. If the loft floods, it will be time to build an ark.
I admit I have a flood of fear about water I can’t control. I must trust God that if this happens, a good scrubbing will make it possible to continue to enjoy this place.
Thank you, Lord, being our stable, hard rock foundation to grow our faith. Amen.