Crews in northern Colorado braced for powerful fire-fanning winds as they battled a blaze that has scorched about 85 square miles of mountainous forest land and destroyed at least 181 homes, the most in state history.
The destructiveness of the High Park Fire, burning 15 miles west of Fort Collins, surpassed the Fourmile Canyon wildfire, which destroyed 169 homes west of Boulder in September 2010.
More than 1,630 personnel worked on the fire Saturday, officials said in a late-night news release. The figure represents an increase of more than 100 firefighters from a day earlier....
I do, Mike, an my house is not a trailer house (which by the way provide quite comfortable, affordable living to many) which seem to attract tornadoes like a magnet, and my house also has a basement.
Oh, and Lincoln may have been hit by a baby or even infant twister once, but we can thank God, tornadoes seem to pass us by.
When you live on the coasts or in forests that can burn quite well, you are asking for it. In this city and state, we have severe restrictions about building on a flood plain. You thought all the houses on stilts were Thailand didn't you?
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- However, I would also add, while of course, this about people who build on the foundation of Christ, which can't be destroyed, many of these people foolishly built where fire can destroy their homes, it is the same as for people who build to close a mighty river or ocean and their homes are destroyed. ---
You live in an area subject to tornadoes, don't you, Jim?
Of course I would add to the list of sermons that SA has up, The Role of God in Natural Disasters. However, I would also add, while of course, this about people who build on the foundation of Christ, which can't be destroyed, many of these people foolishly built where fire can destroy their homes, it is the same as for people who build to close a mighty river or ocean and their homes are destroyed.
1 Corinthians 3 12 Now if any man builds upon the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is to be revealed with fire; and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work. 14 If any man's work which he has built upon it remains, he shall receive a reward.---NASB
While the metaphor in the above is more important than the real life problems, it certainly speaks to the real life problems when one sees what the metaphor is built upon.