Did you know that the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season is here? The 2015 Hurricane Season starts June 1 and runs until Nov. 30th. Storms and hurricanes can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property-threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and even tornadoes.
The good news is that we can prepare in advance for the storm. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. This is a story of a man that once came to a farmer and asked to be taken on as a hired hand. “What can you do?” the farmer asked him. The man replied, “I can sleep when the wind blows.” The farmer thought that was a strange answer, but he needed a worker, so he hired him. Soon after, the farmer went on a trip. A couple of weeks later, the farmer returned home one night and went to bed. But a storm came up. Winds were blowing and lashing. The farmer woke and heard the winds, and he remembered the broken barn door, the weak place in the fence, and some ripped wire in the chicken coop.
Concerned about his livestock, he got up and went out into the storm to check on them, and what do you think he found? The barn door, the fence, and the chicken coop had all been repaired. The animals were all safe, and the hired worker was sleeping soundly. Then the farmer remembered what the man had said, “I can sleep when the wind blows.”
This was true because he had prepared ahead for the storm. He could sleep through the storm.
The questions is, Can you?