Friday, October 2, 2009

safe and dry

Despite the heavy flooding in Manila, down south here in Davao we are dry and safe. Davao rarely gets hit with typhoon action because of its geographical position.

The flooding in Manila is very serious though. The loss of life, ruined homes, standing water, mud, hunger, and threat of another typhoon headed their way is overwhelming. We are thankful to be safe here, but we know that the people of Manila face enormous challenges.

Their suffering makes our housing needs seem pretty insignificant.

Thanks to all of you who have worked to check up on us.
We do appreciate your thoughtfulness and care.

"God is our refuge and our strength,
in straits a present aid;
And, therefore, tho' the earth remove
We will not be afraid;
Tho' hills amidst the seas be cast,
Tho' troubled waters roar,
Yea, tho' the swelling billows shake
The mountains on the shore."
Psalm 46; from the Psalter

1 comment:

Lori said...

So thankful to hear you are all safe. We will continue to pray for those who are most affected. The pictures are heartbreaking. We have so much to be thankful for . . . and yet it is so easy to complain. I recently read a Puritan prayer; and one line really stood out to me:
Help me to see how good Thy will is in all,
and even when it crosses mine
teach me to be pleased with it.
May God continue to keep each of you safe and healthy.