In over 25 years of living in the State of North Carolina...Washington, D.C. born, but the Carolinas I proudly call 'home', I literally stayed glued to the television(as I'm sure many of you were), trying to stay informed, and at the same time doing a WHOLE LOT OF PRAYING....as some of the worst weather likely tested both our fears and faith over the weekend. Honestly being the sport nut that I am, I was in the middle of watching the remaining NCAA Basketball Tournament games, when the local news affliate interrupted programming to discuss the threat of impending weather. At first I really didn't pay it much mind, giving...at the time...it was a mostly cloudy afternoon and most of the weather reports I had heard during the early half of the week just called for another/typical cloudy afternoon with scattered showers and a possible thunderstorm.
But that soon all changed when ALL of the local television networks broke in during their regular programming to talk about the possibility of severe, even threatening weather heading in our direction. It was then that I started to pay a little more attention to the current situation, and ended up getting very little sleep as the t.v. stations continued with several hours of pin-pointing where the storms were gonna hit and around what time.
Although I wasn't directly affected(living in Winston-Salem where most of my family and friends are also located), I began thinking about, especially co-workers living in the areas that were greatly affected...Davidson and Guilford counties and in particular High Point that took a pounding from what later was confirmed as TWO tornadoes and storms that ripped through homes(destroying so many in its path), and dumping heavy amounts of rain and hail....that fact that NOT ONE fatality was reported is truly amazing and can only be the power of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
We as a community can rebuild our homes..but we can't bring back a life! In closing, what a blessing the rest of this week will bring..absolutely gorgeous weather going into our Easter holiday weekend, and no doubt, prayers of 'thanks' at the many upcoming Sunrise services that will take place...and may we all keep the families who were displaced in our everyday thoughts and prayers...as this storm too....shall pass!
I THINK THE STORM HAS ALREADY PASSED FOR SO MANY..BECAUSE OVER THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS..I'VE SEEN MANY SMILING/GRATEFUL FACES AS I WENT ABOUT MY BUSINESS..TALK ABOUT SLEEPING THRU ALL..I DID JUST THAT..AND I LIVE IN GSO..IT HAD ALREADY CAME & GONE BEFORE I REALIZED THERE WAS ONE..PLAYED MY CD ALL DAY..DIDN'T TURN ON THE RADIO/TV..I DID GLANCE OUT ON SATURDAY AND THE SUN WAS SHINING..ON SUNDAY IT WAS JUST CLOUDY AS I HEADED OUT TO CHURCH..HALLELUJAH!