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AFTER SANDY

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AFTER SANDY

New York, New Jersey, West Virginia

And many places in-between…

Folks have friends and family

That they have not yet seen.

We can get through by cell phone,

Nor even by land line…

We don’t have any knowledge

If they’re hurt or just fine.

Snow in West Virginia

And rain everywhere…

Another storm is on the way,

Will they be safe out there?

Everyone, while grateful

To be spared personal loss…

Remember those now without,

Paying a heavy cost.

We pray for those still missing,

As we search for our own…

Join those searching for lost ones

so they can find the way home.

—Jonathan Caswell

HURRICANE SANDY’S SERMON

HURRICANE SANDY’S SERMON

The God of all creation

Expressed in wind and rain…

The power of a mighty storm

In glory to His Name.

Hurricane Sandy’s tentacles

Up and down the seaboard reach…

It’s not often casinos close

To hear God’s creation preach!

Empty flagpoles clank noisily,

Their flags are in to dry…

Please pray for those in the midst of the storm

As furies around them fly!

Our Most Excellent God

In a whirlwind makes his home…

Like Job* we stand at His command,

And take in our hearts His tome**.

—Jonathan Caswell

NOTES: *”Job” is pronounced “Jobe” in English.  The Book of Job is in the Old Testament of the Bible.  Chapter thirty-eight, verse one describes God speaking to Job “out of the whirlwind”(KJV)  or, “out of the storm” (NIV).

                **God’s tome is the Bible, both Old and New Testaments…and for some Christians, including the Apocrypha.

THE SICK BEFORE THE STORM

THE SICK BEFORE THE STORM

Expecting the backwash from Hurricane Sandy,

We’re both sick on the Sunday before—just dandy—

Can’t tape the windows, just barely awake,

I guess we’ll get through, for goodness sake,

This storm should be a jim-dandy!

—Jonathan Caswell