This is the beautiful little town of Rushford, Minnesota, taken from Lookout Point in Fillmore County. Over the past few days, we've received almost seventeen inches of rain.
Sadly, the deathtoll from these floods continues to rise. It is approaching the number of those who died in the I-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis earlier this month.
Ironically, three weeks ago, we were in a severe drought, corn curling up, ground cracking, blazing heat.
Sometimes I think God uses these displays to remind us that we are not in control. In one night, we went from drought to flood, the mighty power of the water carrying away houses, cars, roads, bridges, anything in its path. And as mighty as that water was, it is nothing compared to the power of God.
I am reminded of a Bible verse. Proverbs 21.1. The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, like the rivers of water; He turneth it whithersover He will.
God is mighty enough to change water in its course, to send the rain or withhold it, and He is even mighty enough to change a heart.