Hurricane Preparations!!

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Okay…here we go again!

Hurricanes hit in our lives…

Remember Hurricane Charlie???

He wasn’t supposed to hit us directly, but…

Hurricanes change your routine…

STOP what you’re doing and get into gear!

Hurricane Isaac is after us now…look at all the models, they cover the whole state of FL!!

No one’s immune…everyone’s going to get something…some wind, rain, flooding, etc.

Pray it away…please!

Pray and be prudent, also…

No power, no air conditioning, no running water, no working phones…

Trees, and telephone wires down…road signs and roof tiles flying…

My former police officer husband is already preparing…

Storm shutters up…check!

Things that can turn into projectiles in 70 mile an hour winds or more, stored inside…check!

Clean out the garage to get our cars in…check!

Water bottles, life jackets, tools, non-perishable foods, an old non-electric can opener, insurance policies paid up, cars filled with gas, flashlights and batteries, cash on hand, medicines refilled, and plenty of dog food…check!

With Hurricane Charlie, 8 years ago, we had no shutters…we had just moved to Fl from NJ two years before, and were new to the whole hurricane preparation thing!

Not prepared!!

It hit us hard!

Relief came when it was gone…but we were shell-shocked!

But, we have learned and learned BIG time!

Be prepared!

Usually we have a week or so to prepare, unless it’s a tornado…then 9 minutes!!

Check out what’s coming at us from Africa, bookmark the computer models, watch the temperature in the Gulf, know when to evacuate, know where to evacuate, consider where flooding might occur, and put your valuables in a safe place…

Are we this prepared for eternity????

My Dad (74) had 3 weeks to prepare for eternity…his hast weeks were like a hurricane for him and all of us…

Hospitals, doctors, procedures, surgeries…

His death, funeral, and burial…like a violent cyclone…

My Mom (90) had eight days to prepare for eternity…her last week was like a tornado…

Hospitals, doctors, procedures, surgeries…

Her death, funeral, and burial…like a whirlwind…

A flood of emotions…

Had they not already known the Lord, believed in Him alone for salvation, prepared for eternity by serving Him ’til their dying day…I don’t know how they could have prepared for death once the hurricane of their last moments hit!

They cried out to our Lord Jesus, because they knew Him…I know we can find the Lord even in the midst of our storms, but they were sick, hurting, upset to be in hospitals, scared of the procedures, and the surgeries…

All they needed to know was…

They just wanted to go HOME to their Lord!

STOP what you’re doing and get prepared!

I want to be prepared, too!  For the hurricanes in my life…

To be ready for the joy of my Home-Going!

I want a celebration when it’s my time!

For…a job “Well done…My good and faithful servant.”  (Matthew 25: 23)

For the Lord to say to me..”You were well-prepared!

Come on Home!”

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.

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