We've had 8 inches of rain so far. And this city is not known for its ability to drain, especially in a year when we've stayed saturated anyway. All over the city, roads are closed, events canceled, cars stranded, phone lines down. The news is telling us that two miles from our house a man is stranded in a tree. Needless to say, I am very glad to be safely in the house. Being soaked once today was more than enough, and of course getting wet is a minor issue compared to being swept away by a fast-moving flash flood.
I'm reminded on a day like this that life can change as quickly as the weather, and our times are in the hands of the One who controls both.