With the amount of rain that is being dumped on the Philippines right now I remember the story of Noah and the Ark.
I'm not sure when the rain started falling but I pray that it does not last forty days and nights because that's how long the rain lasted after Noah and his family closed the door of the ark. After which it was 150 days where there is no sight of land and a full year before the surface of the earth dried out. I shiver at the thought of this ever happening again!
Ironically, what's happening right now is not even a storm but only a monsoon rain. However, it has so far broken the rain fall released on us by typhoon Ondoy in 2009.
Coincidentally, the date today, 080712, happens to be part of the story of Noah found in Genesis 8:7-12. Creepy ain't it? Nothing to be worried about though. This verse actually tells us that there is a rainbow after the rain. Hence, I take it as a sign of HOPE. Besides, God made a covenant with Noah that He will never flood the earth again.
Let us trust in God's promise and pray that the rainbow will show tomorrow.
Be safe everyone.