As Hurricane Harvey sweeps across Texas, devastating families and wiping out homes, some of those affected continue to thank God in the midst of tragedy.
One news station caught up with a victim and his son, walking through the rain to get away from the storm. The interview starts out normally enough, as the anchor asks the man about what happened. He says just yesterday it wasn’t raining and then 45 minutes later, their house was amid a flood. That’s how quick Harvey took over, causing the family to head to the second floor of their apartment — then escape out the second story window into a boat.
It’s what the man, Jeremiah, walking with his 6-year-old son Jeremiah, Jr. said next that was really unexpected.
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“We thank God, we thank God — this is all we have,” he said, nothing they don’t even know where they will go next. “We lost the car, all the clothes…everything is gone…but we are thankful.”
It would be extremely difficult to have that kind of attitude when you don’t even know what’s coming next, but Jeremiah’s message would do well to reach many people today. If you are going through a hard time, take encouragement from this man and his son.