The Eye of the Storm

Ben Franklin is quoted as saying to the Constitutional Convention in June of 1787: “I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?” The storm in Texas was lethal and destructive in countless ways. The misery, death, and devastation was on display for a week. Nothing can be said to ease the pain of those who suffered, and are suffering through this time. The ongoing storm of Irma will have its own unique destructiveness. In these storms, there are several phenomena that come as a surprise to us all. Phenomena that hinted at what Ben Franklin had said long ago. What I’m pointing to is what the people in Houston, in their courageous reaction, did for the rest of America. The first thing they showed us was...(Read Full Article)

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