I have some time today looking at various tweets regarding football games, the President, and other “jokes” about this storm. Let me be very clear on some facts as a former resident of Florida and what I consider to be my home state.
- This Hurricane as of this writing has SUSTAINED winds of 185 mph. WIND GUSTS of 215 mph.
- Hurricane Andrew had similar stats when in hit Florida in 1992. How do I describe the destruction….YOU CAN’T. Where there once stood homes you could not even see the foundation; it was GONE
- This Hurricane is considerably larger than Andrew was which will make the devastation even more widespread if it stays at its current speed and size.
- If the models are correct and pan out, we could be looking at the total destruction of TWO Florida cities. (Miami and Tampa). The storm surge alone will be catastrophic if it all keeps going as is.
- The radar they use to measure rainfall amounts inside a Hurricane can no longer read the data. No offense but Houston will look like a sprinkle if this hits as is.
I say all of this not to scare you but to wake you people up that think this is some kind of joke. I love my Dolphins but shame on the NFL if they play this game at all this week. Would you be able to leave your loved ones home in the middle of ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^. Secondly, there is no room for jokes AT ALL. This storm is deadly serious and its first aim is on the islands which have far less protection than we do here….Instead of making jokes and worrying about football games, we need to pray that this monster weakens, turns away, or both.
End of rant, please if you live in an evacuation area. LEAVE NOW. You don’t ride this out. Nothing is able to withstand this type of storm. Period. Just a couple of images of what it looks like after….Prayers to all. David
Good morning everyone. Hope you had a great weekend and a great start to your week yesterday. For a Monday it wasn’t too bad; other than my hip pain which seems to grow worse by the hour, but hopefully this week that course will change. I have a beef this morning and be prepared it will probably offend most of you. Nevertheless, it needs to be voiced and we need to stop this cours we are on….
I will preface this by saying, I am NOT a Joel Olsteen fan (see your already offended). I think that much of what he preaches is false doctrine and he has made millions off of what I call the “name it and claim it Gospel”. The belief that if you ask ANYTHING in Jesus’ name it will be granted to you. This is never found in the Scriptures and Jesus never promised it. (I won’t get into what He actually did say this morning but you get my point). So, he is not my biggest fan. With that said, I feel that we should love each other despite our faults and try to help each other get better. So this morning I see that people are posting that Mr. Osteen closed his church to the people of Houston and was turning away folks from obtaining shelter and other essential items. My first thought was WOW, that takes a pair and almost moved on until God put it on my heart to look into this further. What I came across was evidence that shows what happens when we believe everything we read on the internet and don’t do our due diligence in investigating…..
Yes it is true that he had to close the church building, what the people forgot to mention is that HIS CHURCH IS FLOODED AS WELL!!!! Yes, I wrote that in all caps so you can sense my frustration. Why in the hades would keep open a building that is flooded and could cause contamination and all sorts of other issues. Clearly if your home was flooding up to your knees you wouldn’t say, “Hey guys, come on in, everything is great!” I mean seriously, we always hammer the “left” and the worldly for doing this type of crap but this misinformation is coming from folks that claim to be Christ-followers!! Seriously??? How in the heck do you expect people to come to Christ when you are acting EXACTLY LIKE THE WORLD?????
I’m really pissed about this folks and like I said I am NOT a Joel Olsteen fan; I could write all day about the fals gospel message he sends out and how his millions could be better spent on something other than a mega church building. But I am not his judge simply a fellow sinner saved by grace. So when I see this type of hatred and misinformation spread about each other, it really gives me pause; just who and what is really evil around here? Where is the hate and evil REALLY coming from? I’m not saying everyone agrees with this story but more than you would think…..
Friends, in this day and age of the 24 hour news cycle, we MUST do our research. Some of the church members even posted pictures of the church and how flooded it is; who is helping THEM? Are they not just as important as every one else? Makes me sick actually….What say you?
Truth and Love,