What I find truly more amazing than the unpredictability of the route a hurricane might take is those who sit and gamble on missing the direct impact. It is a game of Russian roulette with high stakes when you wait until the very last minute to flee. Escape routes can be clogged, the storm may pick up speed hitting sooner than thought, the gas supply can be gone, and why you could even have a flat tire. Over and over I have heard the Florida governor warn his citizens, "If you wait until the storm to call, we will not be able to help." He refuses to put his first responders in danger because someone failed to heed the warning.
Life is filled with storms---some we know are coming and others which come out of the blue. It is important to heed the warnings, when we are fortunate enough to have one. What a difference a warning can make. What a difference a storm changing direction can make for so many. All we can do is be prepared and heed the warnings along the way.
I get a lot of strange looks when I explain to friends that I have made all the preparations for the final storm in life. Wills are written, instructions have been given--DNR's and medical directives are all filled out. I am not living life in dread of the inevitable, but I am prepared for the day it comes. We don't get out of this alive--I promise!
The most important thing I have done is made preparations to ensure where I will spend Eternity. I have heeded the warnings, I have made the preparations, and I live in the surety of tomorrow--whatever it might bring. I have not sat around waiting for the final warning--for often we are given no warning. I am out of the path of eternal damnation and riding along the road leading to eternity with Him. What a difference it can make to be prepared for whatever the next moment might bring. The difference of the peace which comes with the assurance of eternity in His presence.
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them