Concentration is next to impossible this morning. Areas in and around Calgary, Alberta are flooded. The large hockey arena in Calgary has seven feet of water in it. The nearby town where my sister lives has been evacuated. It is the worst hit. Flash floods have deluged the streets in several feet of water. Cars are floating. People have been rescued from rooftops by helicopter. My sister, her husband who must be on nightly dialysis, their two sons, wives and families are not answering their cell phones. None of the family has heard from them. Not knowing is almost as bad as bad news.
This is today’s devotional reading:
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. SelahThere is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. SelahCome, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth.He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah (Psalm 46:1–11)