Today's Reading is Deuteronomy 10.12-22
Moses spoke to the people and said, "So now, O Israel, what does the Lord you God require of you? Only to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments of the Lord your God and his decrees that I commanding you today, for your own well-being. Although HEAVEN and the HEAVEN belongs to the Lord your God, the earth with all that is in it, yet the Lord set his heart in love on your ancestors along and chose you, their descendants after them out all the peoples, as it is today. Circumcise, then the foreskin of your heart, and do not be subborn any longer. For the Lord you God is God of gods, Lord of lords, the Great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
You shall fear the Lord and by his name you shall swear. He is your praise; he is your God who has done for you these great and awesome things that your own eyes have seen. Your ancestor went down to Egypt seventy persons, and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars in HEAVEN.
United States looking like a Third World Country
One of the only times you'll see barefoot people walking in the CBD without any alcohol involved. #NewOrleans pic.twitter.com/JJkHbTebSa— Jeff Nowak (@Jeff_Nowak) August 5, 2017
There has been heavy flooding in #NewOrleans. Reported on the vibe.com website:
Heavy flooding in New Orleans drove Louisiana Gov. Gov. John Bel Edwards to declare a preemptive state of emergency Friday (Aug. 11) as more rain is expected to drench the area. The declaration, which “allows for more flexible strategy and purchasing of assets needed in emergencies” (including providing the city with 14 backup generators, and possible assistance from the National Guard), will last through early September.
The very words of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieau were "not to panic" however the situation was very serious.
However Michael Democker twitted a photo of the flood had long started being serious since August 5, 2017 so hopefully next time the Mayor makes a quicker response to the People in New Orleans that just came out of the Katrina disaster 11 years August 29, 2017.
Photo from flooding: Orleans Avenue one of scores of #NewOrleans streets under water right now pic.twitter.com/QLz7pbqHI2— Michael DeMocker (@MichaelDeMocker) August 5, 2017
So blessings and prayers to New Orleans that the most dangerous moments are long past and recuperation is on its way.