Not only are we in the cone of uncertainty for Hurricane Ian, but according to the latest trajectory, the eye of the storm will pass right over my house! Of course, that could change anytime, but we are braced for the worse and pray for the best. Here are my thoughts about this storm; if I pray for its path to change, someone else will suffer, and I don't want anyone to suffer damage. I've resolved to pray for the protection of my family and the people that are in its path. It doesn't look like it's going to fizzle out anytime soon. I only hope the meaning of its name has some power.
Origin: Ian is a Scottish name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is gracious."
We know God is gracious and are thankful for his protection. If there is physical damage to our homes, he has given us the capability to make repairs. My prayers are for our bodies and that no one is hurt. So today, we will batten down the hatches and pray, remembering God is gracious. If you could pray with us, that would be great.
Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. Isaiah 30:18
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