As recovery efforts forge on after Hurricane Harvey, one woman has shared the amazing verse that she found in an open Bible in the middle of her in-laws’ storm-ravaged Houston home.
Facebook user Ronda Rice Carman-Whitaker wrote a recent Facebook post explaining that her in-laws, who are in their eighties, fled to Birmingham when their neighborhood was hit hard by the storm.
“[My husband] and I went to clean out their house today,” Carman-Whitaker wrote. “It was horrific. It looks like a war zone.”
"My in-laws live in one of the worst hit neighborhoods in Houston. They're in their eighties. They fled to Birmingham….
But in the midst of the chaos, she said that she was struck by a Bible that was sitting on the floor in standing water. When she shared a photo of it with her brother-in-law, he pointed out one of the Bible verses that it was open to: Song of Solomon 8:7.
The verse reads, “Surging waters cannot quench love; floodwaters cannot overflow it. If someone were to offer all his possessions to buy love, the offer would be utterly despised.” It’s a stunning verse, considering all that unfolded with Hurricane Harvey.
Carman-Whitaker then shared it with her mother-in-law, who had a pretty stunning response.
“She has lost everything, and this was her response, ‘Isn’t the Lord amazing. He always sends us exactly what we need when we need it. Praise the Lord!'”
(H/T: Love What Matters)