Hur­ri­cane Matthew

Jamaica Gleaner - - ARTS&EDUCATION - – Shauna-Kay Dou­glas

Storm surge af­fect­ing the sea­side town of An­notto Bay, St Mary. Here, waves wash up against the health cen­tre, which is lo­cated along the coast. Some of you are fac­ing your “Matthew” Thoughts of fear and anx­i­ety tak­ing hold of you. The up­dates and real­ity make you clue­less how you’ll get through, But rest as­sured that God got you! It is im­por­tant to al­ways pre­pare, But in the midst of it all, re­mem­ber God is al­ways there, Ac­ti­vate your faith and don’t you fear! He’ll never give you more than you can bear! Like Matthew, the storms of life may be cat­e­gory five. And you won­der to your­self, “Will I come out alive?” But know that you will not only sur­vive, For our great God will also cause you to thrive.

Soon it’ll re­duce to cat­e­gory four, A lit­tle bit bet­ter than it was be­fore. And still it’s headed in your di­rec­tion for sure, But you never know what God has in store. Just the mo­ment you’re about to panic, Think­ing at any time now “Matthew” is go­ing to hit, That mo­ment you think it’s too much and you’re get­ting ready to quit, That’s when God shows up and make that great shift! He now gives you that rea­son to smile, Show­ing you that He was with you all the while. Let­ting you know no mat­ter how big the storm, You are safe as long as you learn to lean on His arm! The GOES East satel­lite im­age pro­vided by the Na­tional Oceanic and At­mo­spheric Ad­min­is­tra­tion shows hur­ri­cane Matthew as it made its way through the east­ern Caribbean. Matthew Matthew Matthew are you read­ing me Come in Matthew Come in Matthew I am ea­ger to talk to you Thanks for your sym­pa­thy Thanks for turn­ing away You leave us with show­ers of rain Thanks for the show­ers Gul­lies are clean

IAN ALLEN

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