I scanned in the map that was in our local paper, which shows the path of the main tornadoes, and all the places of confirmed touchdowns. Then I marked on the map my house, my daughter’s house, and my sister’s house. The 2 largest tornadoes passed right over or by all our houses, and yet we sustained no damage at all. My daughter received the worst of it, but the worst that happened to her was her front screen door was ripped off its hinges, and they lost power. My son-in-law has had the screen door examined, and it can be repaired, which the insurance will pay for; they don’t even have to buy a new one! And their power is back on. They are saying the tornado that passed by my daughter’s house was an F3 with 210 mph winds.
As for us, it rained hard here and the wind blew hard here, but not even a leaf is missing off our apple or walnut trees. My sister’s house and yard likewise sustained no damage. She told me she could tell when the storm went over her house, though, because it was roaring like a banshee.
I do believe we have lived to see these words come to pass in our lives:
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress:
My God; in Him will I trust.
Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,
And from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with His feathers,
And under His wings shall thou trust:
His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night,
Nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness;
Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side
And ten thousand at thy right hand
But it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see
The reward of the wicked. Psalm 91:1-8
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