Still Saturday::around the pond...


Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD from the heavens;
praise him in the heights!
Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his hosts!
Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the LORD!
For he commanded and they were created.
And he established them forever and ever;
he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.
Praise the LORD from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all deeps,
fire and hail, snow and mist,
stormy wind fulfilling his word!
Mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars!
Beasts and all livestock,
creeping things and flying birds!
Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
Young men and maidens together,
old men and children!
Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty is above earth and heaven.
He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his saints,
for the people of Israel who are near to him.
Praise the LORD!

Psalm 148 ESV

There's nothing quite like a hurricane that illustrates the power of creation and our total lack of control. We do our part - preparing our property for high winds and our homes for the inevitable loss of power - and we pray for those who are either unprepared or unable to prepare and left vulnerable and helpless and maybe even alone. We will be just fine here on Pollywog Creek. I've lived in Florida all my life. Preparing for a hurricane is what we do here - much like my northern friends who prepare for winter's blasts and blizzards. But my heart is heavy for the people of Haiti and for those who remain in Isaac's path who will choose to ignore the warnings, and especially for those who do not know the One who gives us peace in every storm.

Forecast for Pollywog Creek

{Photos - around the pond}