On Sunday morning, I walked my property and my neighbors' properties. I walked and covered our homes, vehicles, and properties - especially the trees - with The Blood of Jesus Christ. I even spoke to the electric and cable lines to and from our homes.
My one neighbor is Rob. He is a soldier serving in Afghanistan right now. My other neighbor's weren't home. We have construction going on in our driveway right now, so our cars are parked across the street. Joe's car on the street and mine in an abandoned-to-foreclosure property. My main concern was our vehicles, as the property where our cars were parked had a lot of trees.
I encircled our lands, declaring God's Word and invoking The Blood of The Lamb.
As the winds roared, the trees swayed to degrees I had never seen before. Every time I would shutter with concern, I spoke God's Word, "Peace. Be still." to my own heart. It was needful. It was productive. God's Word is sure and true and active, never returning void. My heart stilled. Faith-filled peace resulted.
The electric went out for one hour. We had cable, Internet, and phone service. We hardly had a stitch of rain - drizzles here and there. None of our properties lost trees, not a stitch of damage to our homes or vehicles. The storm ended quite abruptly two days ahead of prediction, as if it had turned away from Long Island. That, too, was a result of authoritative prayer. To our God, be all the glory!
Others on Long Island and New York City cannot say the same thing. Joe's employees were hit hard. One of them watched his car float away down the street. A street turned river. The devastation and deaths saddened me deeply. Two cases that struck me to the core of my being involved children.
One family invited the next door neighbor's children over for a sleepover. In the middle of the night, a tree from the neighbor's yard, came crashing through the roof the sleepover's home, landing on top of the children. They were killed. Two families devastated, lives forever changed.
The other case was of a family riding in a car. Husband, wife, and two children. They pulled off the road and sat in their vehicle. For some reason, the parents got out of the car as the two children remained inside. To the kids' horror, a tree fell on their parents killing them. They witnessed the whole thing. In an instant their whole lives and psyches were forever changed.
Please pray for these families, for the children now orphaned. May they not blame God; may the seek Him and find His healing Presence.
To those of you who prayed for us, thank you. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you! The prayers of the saints were effectual. God kept us in the cocoon of His Being, standing firm on The Rock of His Holy Word. To Him, Alone, do we give glory.
Because of Him and Unto Him,