The lightning travelled down the tree, blew a hole in the ground and threw dirt from our lawn into the street. It cracked our curb and caused part of the street to sink in.
The lightning caused an underground gas line to rupture, and the smell outside was almost unbearable. We had men walking through out house at midnight taking readings to make sure the gas levels weren't dangerous.
This verse came to mind:
The Lord watches over you; the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm; He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
I understand that doesn't mean we will never get sick, injured or harmed. That's the reality of the world we live in. But today I'm just thankful for God's hand of protection on my family. ♥ Have a blessed Monday!