It looks like she should be right over Ruston early Friday morning. UNFORTUNATELY- the Louisiana Peach Festival is scheduled for this weekend also. Cindy has no respect for the plans of man--and will be spoiling the party for most.
My friend who is in Baton Rouge for a meeting this week, swears she has grown gills. HATE she will be driving home right in the big middle of the mess Friday. You begin to wonder---WHERE does all that water come from?
The REALLY scary thing about these tropical depressions is when they stall out and pour rain for hours on end on the same area. Do you remember this sweet lady from last August who lost EVERYTHING she had in the Big Flood?
Lives were altered, property was lost, and life went on to never be the same again.
Going back in November I found the recovery slow going. My good friend, Mike, just spent the first week in June in the on-going recovery project. It will be years before the area is back to normal. All from rainfall--over extended periods of time.
We all know the story of the greatest stall out of a system ever---40 days and 40 nights of rain and the world was wiped clean. God did a reboot--when the world began crashing. Noah and his descendants were the second chance man probably did not deserve.
There are times we get caught in the storms of life and feel like a drowning rat being sucked down the storm drain. We can't seem to catch a break and trying to keep our heads above water is an endless task. About the time we think we see dry land another thunder clap breaks over our head and we are pulled back into the crashing waves.
Take heart--Cindy will finally run out of steam and rain---the sun will come back out and we will all dry out. Rain falls on the good and bad alike and sometimes the clouds hang around far too long.
Hang on---we have a promise that the clouds will lift and the rain will stop. Keep looking for the break in the clouds where the sun will surely shine through. Floods will come and floods will surely recede, but we have the sure assurance of a refuge and protector in the storm and rain.
There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day,
and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain.