God was with our kids in the hurricane, exemplified by an open Bible left untouched on a nightstand in one of the 5th floor suites of their hotel. Literally everything in the room was overturned and destroyed by the storm, yet they found this Bible intact, open to the Gospel of John, chapters 13 and 14. Our God spoke in mighty ways that week!
For four days we did not know if our daughter Heather and son-in-law Tom were safe. Praise God, last week a Delta humanitarian flight brought them out of Mexico after a terrifying yet faith-building experience. I've asked my daughter Heather to share what she learned.
You run from a natural disaster, right? Yet weathering hurricane Odile was the best, yet worst, experience of our lives--and we learned weighty lessons about God and people. Our first few days in Cabo, Mexico, were like one of those tropical paradise ads on TV. But the tide was changing-- literally. Reports of a hurricane brewing. After multiple, failed attempts to fly out early, we hunkered down in our hotel room, awaiting Hurricane “Odile”, the one that was to go down in the record books as the fiercest hurricane in Cabo’s history since 1967.
When the full force of the storm hit, it was worse than expected, and four hotel employees came to guide us to the bowels of the hotel. The only route took us out into the storm, as we literally ran for our lives, with sliding glass doors shattering and ceilings crashing around us. These employees risked their lives to help us, using plywood sheets to block the winds so we could pass.