Sunday, June 15, 2008

Mud Covered Turttle

During this flood season I came across this mud covered turtle. Notice you can't see the pattern on its back. This may mean the turtle has been through some flooded areas to get here. I am not far from the Missouri river which is about 20' above normal. The river is about 5 feet below the elevation of where I am standing.

Floods are never nice and they are not clean. Nothing is built by floods only devastation. But floods are predictable. They happen during times of rain. And they happen near rivers.

Do we protect ourselves against devastation? Or do we ignore the warnings and go full speed ahead?

Jesus has given us many words to live by in the Bible. I pray I don't completely ignore them.

Matthew 7:26,27
"Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and floods came, and winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell-and great was its fall."

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