Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Where Faith and Life Meet

Isn't that an interesting road sign? Imagine seeing that along the highway. It would certainly make you wonder what was ahead, wouldn't it? But life is one big adventure, and you never know what is going to happen from one day to the next.

I remember one Saturday morning a long, long time ago waking up and learning that the Teton Dam had burst. At the time, my husband and I lived in Idaho Falls. The dam was many miles away, but we knew our lives would never be the same. A huge wall of water devastated  Sugar City and Rexburg, and the water was heading for Idaho Falls. Before this disaster was over it wiped out the homes of many of our friends and family members, and it took the life of my husband's father. They say adversity can make you stronger. We learned how true that was for we witnessed our community come together to help one another, and we experienced miracles. Many people had their faith strengthen.

Disasters tend to strengthen your faith not only in your fellowman, but in God. I don't know why some people died and others didn't, but I do know miracles took place during that time. Some within my own family. We hold those moments close to our hearts for they are very tender and sacred.

A good friend of mine sent me the video below, which reminded me of that time in my life. I was tempted not to watch it because it's eight minutes long, but believe me if you watch this your heart will be touched and your faith will be strengthen.

Have you had an experience where faith merged with your life?



  1. Oh wow Kathi. I don't remember that incident but I can't imagine going through it. Yes, through all our trials there is a rainbow with God behind it.
    I'm so sorry for your husband that he lost his dad:(

  2. Terri,
    It was a long, long time ago when the dam burst. But you're right, through our troubles God gives us a rainbow to help us through. Thank you for your condolences. I'll tell my husband.



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