I am convinced it is a miracle. Typhoon Parma was heading straight towards Isabela Provence where my wife’s family lives. Thursday evening It was a category 4 and strengthening. Edie was so worried she hadn’t been able to sleep well for days. I posted my prayer request here and we went to bed and prayed. There was nothing else we could do. It was a fitful night for both of us but maybe that was a blessing. I woke up ten or twenty times. Every time I would say a couple of decades of the rosary and then drift back to sleep.
When the alarm rang the next morning I got up and checked the storms progress on line. It looked like it was taking a turn toward the north and weekending. I continued to pray yesterday and last night. This morning I see Parma made land fall as a category 2 and rapidly weakened to a category 1. The storm veered way north of my wife’s province. Hundreds, maybe thousands are hurting but there have been no reports of deaths. It could have been much, much worse!
Sometime early Friday morning US time the storm made a striking change. It is almost like somebody slammed on the breaks and turned the steering wheel to the right. I know who that somebody was! Thanks be to God.
Click here and you will see the path of the storm.
Please continue to pray for the millions in Southeast Asia who are suffering because of the storms, earthquakes. and tsunamis that have struck the region in the last two weeks. Prayer may be the only thing we can do but after last night I am convinced it is the best thing we can do.