And it comes out of nowhere.
Yesterday was forecast to be 104 degrees and sunny. Yet, while I was teaching in the afternoon, all of a sudden the sky opened up and emptied its contents on Waco, Tx. Baylor got hit pretty hard, but nothing compared to my neighborhood.
I knew things were not right when the street lights were out near my home. As I drove along, I started to see downed limbs, and behold, downed trees. I pulled into the gas station to fill up and the power was out.
I started to fear what might have happened at my house.
I drove home along my street and the same story, downed limbs and trees littered the pavement.
As Jesus tells us, the rain falls on the just and unjust alike. So, how did I fare? The tree in my backyard was split in two.
I only lost a lousy hackberry tree in my back yard. It really was a pretty useless tree. It is was in the middle of the yard, provided no shade for the house, and was not all that pretty.