It has been very hard for me to write about it. I remember looking outside the window and saying “Wow nothing happened. The news always makes everything seem worse than it is” The next day, I saw the devastation.
People without gas, lights, food, or water. Houses, businesses, and whole towns being destroyed. People being swept away by the water. PEOPLE being swept away!! Now we’re seeing people looting, fighting for a seats on the bus, and sitting in hours to get gas for their cars and generators. All transportation has pretty much been shut down so it will take hours to get into Manhattan. Combine all of the above in a highly populated area and all you get is chaos.
Slowly but surely, there is relief coming to most areas. The lights downtown, who have been down for a few days to conserve energy, are now shining bright again. The trains are starting to run for a few more stops and come Monday, most children will be going back to school.
Hurricane Sandy is by far the most devastating event I have witnessed first hand, second to the 9/11 events. My heart goes out to all of those families who are still struggling today and those who will unfortunately still be struggling tomorrow. But this is New York City. We’ve had many events that have crippled us and we still stand. I have no doubt that everything will be back to normal soon.
I want to take a moment to thank God for all of the blessings we have despite of all of the events that have occurred. I want to thank you Lord for all of the men and women who are out there volunteering for the people in need. I’m asking you Lord for protection for all of those people who are now vulnerable and loss everything because of the hurricane. May they find hope and continue on. Amen
Have a blessed day and stay safe!
The Branham Family