During the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, I sang on a regular basis at a Christian Coffee House in Old Ellicott City on Main Street. It is about 10-15 minutes from our home. It’s very historic.
Main street had antique shops, fine French restaurants, a Train Museum, famous bakeries and many other stores. It was a grand attraction for the people in Maryland, and many came from various places to visit.
But there was another type of store which was widespread in Old Ellicott City – New Age stores and many witchcraft stores. When I sang at the “Upper Room” (name of the Christian Coffee house), we had a megaphone set up to reach the street. We wanted the unsaved to hear God’s message of Salvation. Many new agers and witches would complain about the megaphone, but it stayed up nonetheless.
Last night, Maryland was hit with torrential downpours and violent storms. Our daughter called me this morning, asking if I had seen the news about Old Ellicott City. She told me that Main Street had been destroyed by floods. She said that many people were missing and one confirmed dead. She sent me a few videos and some photos showing the force of the flood water carrying cars away, as if they were toys. (Warning – there is some offensive language in the videos)
How long will God strive with evil before He must unleash his anger against it?
“And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth” (Exodus 34:6)
But He does not hold back his anger forever. Last night, Old Ellicott City saw the fury of our God. My heart breaks for those who belong to Him, yet suffered such incredible loss. This is heart breaking, but not unexpected.
I pray that this tragedy will bring many to their knees, and that they will repent and trust the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins.
I also pray for the families who lost their loved ones; some of which will spend eternity in hell. Many do not want to hear this, but it’s Truth from God’s Word. If you die without Jesus Christ as your Savior, there is only one place where your soul will live for all eternity, and that is hell.