Praying for rain is a past time during the long period of years between droughts.
And as the maxim goes – be careful what you wish for. Or alternatively, there’s definitely such a thing as too much of a good thing.
This was the view out my dashboard while waiting for an FJ cruiser to cross the mighty torrent. This rain storm closed down multiple intersections and turned roads in to flowing rivers. I-40 was shut down in places because water was standing above the height of a small car. Or a large one, or maybe a small truck.
It was inconvenient for a day.
When we hear about what’s happening in the rest of Texas it hits both close to home. Perhaps the all the worse because while we were inconvenienced by the heavy rains, homes haven’t been wiped away, people weren’t killed by the rain up here.
Our heats ache for the rest of Texas, those in New Braunfels and Houston.
Now our prayers for rain, are prayers for relief and respite – a chance for the people to rebuild, the ground to absorb the water, and perhaps most importantly – a chance for the flood waters to recede.
Lord have mercy.