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Monday, May 3, 2010

Though you walk through the waters.....

It should not come as news to you that Nashville is flooded. It's no secret that I hated this place when we moved here almost 5 years ago, but it has truly found a spot in my heart. And the people of Nashville have become dear to me as my heart hurts tonight as so many are hurting and I sit here wanting to help but not knowing where to start. My mind has gone to the passage in Isaiah today that is a favorite praise song of mine as well...."Though you walk through the waters I will be with you. And the waves, they will not overcome you. Do not fear, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name, you are mine! For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." So, the only thing I can think to do right now as people like my dear friend and Jack's godmother, Courtney, wait for morning to break to see what devastation the Cumberland River has brought to their lives... is to Pray! I hope that you will pray with me for the people of this city. Here are some pictures that Travis found and uploaded to a flickr account to give you an idea of what is going on. We also found this Chris Tomlin video that truly reminds us that the He is still the God of this city.

on a lighter note:

Travis and Laurette


Tricia said...

I miss you Baby Mama! How is Jack doing in there? I need an update. Are you going to make it through school? Is Mt. Juliet under water?

Jason, Cathy, Claire, and Grey said...

Hey Laurette! We do go to North Oxford Baptist and LOVE Brother Gary... Gary Richardson. He is amazing!! Congrats on the soon too be little man! So exciting!!