Wednesday, July 30, 2008

All Creatures of Our God and King

Lift up your voice and with us sing, Alleluia. This wonderful ancient song based on a poem by Francis of Assisi from 1225 has been running through my head since Moses and Zipporah woke me up barking this morning in stereo. My husband told me later they were watching two armadillos working their way down the fence. Though at the time they woke me from a dead sound sleep, I was not thinking of singing, the song is a reminder for me that we are the creatures, not the Creator. This past week was a sober reminder of that fact. We once again left the beach to escape an incoming hurricane. We left South Padre Island as Hurricane Dolly's outer rain bands began blowing in. What blew up rather quickly as a tropical storm was a Category Two hurricane by the time it hit South Padre Island dead on. By then we were in San Antonio watching the weather on television. For all that the vacation at the beach was cut short, we were grateful to be safe and glad that at last report there did not seem to be many injuries, though there was quite a bit of damage. Even after Dolly made landfall, the damage continued from the torrential rains. Whenever we think we are in control of this world and the universe, nature can quickly remind us that we are not. On most days I think that is a good thing.

Grace and Peace,
Donna Sue

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