This has been an interesting and exciting week for us.
Obviously, almost everyone knows about the earthquake on Tuesday that was centered in Virginia and that was felt all up and and down the east coast of the USA. I was at work when it struck, and we definitely felt it in our office. It was my first earthquake experience. (And, I’ll confess that I tweeted about the earthquake while it was happening before I thought about seeking shelter.)
Then, on Wednesday morning, a water main broke near the campus where I work. We lost water for about 6 hours that day. (Welcome back to school, students!) The next day, Thursday, we came to work to find that another water main had broken, and again we were without water for about 6-7 hours.
And, of course, this weekend we’ve been dealing with Hurricane Irene. Where we live, just north east of “the triangle,” we only had rain and winds, some gusting up to 40-50 mph. But, many of my friends “down east” and on the coast had much worse weather to deal with.
So, this has been a unique week for us.
But, how did we deal with all of these natural disasters and inconveniences? Did we become scared or angry?
I think our reactions can help us measure how much we are trusting God.