“He directs the snow to fall on the earth
and tells the rain to pour down.
Then everyone can stop working
so they can watch his power.” (Job 36:6-7)
It has been quite a week with the storms shutting down roads around here. Despite our modern age, there are times when weather can beat our best plans and preparations.
The snow was nice, but the ice this week placed thousands in the the South in harms way. People had to abandon their cars and walk to the nearest shelter for warmth. Children were separated from their parents and keep in schools overnight for their own safety because school buses were not able to maneuver icey roads. For some of these children, spending the night at school was the first time they slept without their parents near.
Steam rises as my wooden spoon chases potatoes and carrots around the stock pot while watching the news reports of heros opening their homes to total strangers for warmth,
or setting up coffee stands for those determined to walk all the way home.
One Chick-fil-A manager offered food to those stranded in their vehicles.
Some locals cranked their 4x4s, and Jeeps to rescue family, children and friends stranded on road side, bringing them home.
“But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?” 1John 3:17
Our spirits are always lifted when we hear of people stepping out of their of their comfort zone to help those in need.
I have always been please that I am a Southerner, but never as much as I have been watching my fellow Southerners this week during this ice and snow crises.
“It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” ~Anne Frank
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So true Sabrina! So true! Isn’t it funny how the stories of the bad seems to take the front headlines?
It was awesome to watch all the heroes display their capes this week wasn’t it. To see anyone and everyone just doing what it took to make sure their neighbor was safe.
Yes… it’s been powerful to watch everyday people step up and out (into the cold) to make a difference and to help! Everyday heroes – they are all around us… and within us… (and those photographs… wow!)
The storm brought out what America is know for – generosity of spirit and can-do-ness. We really don’t need government to do it for us – we do it so well ourselves!!! I love your photos – and how perfectly you describe what happened!!! Love it!
My spirits are lifted simply by reading of how others have stepped out of their comfort zone. Beautiful images!
Beth, There is such a beautiful outpouring. Thank you for stopping by and with the gift of your words! Hope you have a great weekend!
So thankful I live in California. More thankful there are people everywhere that reach out to others in every circumstance, without thought for self, and serve as every-day heroes.
Hi Debbie! It is so nice to have you here! Kindness has does not have geographic limitations. I know California is beautiful with people and kindness as well. Some of the sweetest friends live there!
What an uplifting post, Diane. And your photos are beautiful…as always.
Thank you Mary! You are an uplifting person and I am so thankful for you!