Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Miracle in the Dome!

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I don't think anyone could ever forget those terrible images of the New Orleans' Superdome after the ravages of Hurricane Katrina five years ago.

It became the symbol of pain and suffering for the 30,000 refugee that fled to the dome as a shelter of last resort to escape the flood waters that overwhelmed the city.

Refurbished and alive once again, the Superdome is now a hub of delight in a city that still needs a daily dose of hope as it still struggles to recover from this disaster.

This past Sunday we witnessed a miracle in New Orleans as the Saints won the 2009 National Conference Championship, and a trip to the Super Bowl for the first time in their 43 year history.

Although the dome won't bring back jobs, homes, or the many lives that were lost in that horrible storm, it does brings joy and hope to the spirit of the city!

Go Saints - All the way to a Super Bowl victory!

Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?




36 comments:

Andrea said...

I love seeing the enthusiasm you NOLA's have for your team! It's a lot like where I live in Canada with our football team - we bleed green! :)

Peggy said...

Blessings Susan... Great verse for your SUPER BOWL TEAM! Since I'm not a football game (lover or fan even) for any team... I'll root for your home team and to say they deserve it...
well, it'd be such a blessing! Such a spirit booster...just that they made it this far shows as there is victory after the defeat! Looking at this verse, giving their triumph to God, certainly makes the SAINTS a great contender to receive & bring home that "gladness" and lift their arms in praise to God who makes all things possible!

It's nice to see your 5 sons have not influenced or rubbed off on you at all (lol)... waiting for more MIRACLES! Thankful that we have God's WORD to stand on for our victory is WON! (Could that be a sign? since their name is Saints?)

Pia said...

i don't know why i thought of this word while reading your post.... RESTORATION... i guess that's a good thing.

Mrs. JayPeg said...

LOVE. This!

jo.attalife said...

That's a very apt verse! Though we don't have football or superbowl where I live, I can still say an emphatic amen! That is indeed a mighty thing.
I'm sharing mine here.

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Devildogwife said...

**grin** Love the enthusiasm. The verse does fit beautifully.

Lynn said...

Hope there's one more left!
Praying for your family right now.
Psalm 62:5-8 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
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e-Mom said...

I've seen your FB comments viz the big game! Glad to know that NO is back in the saddle.

(Did I mention that e-Dad met the Lord in NO, right after high school? We have a special place in our hearts for you folks.)

As always, thanks for hostessing WFW. :~D

His Unfailing Love said...

is good and faithful - I love the verse that goes with the picture

Laurencita said...

Oh! Praise God!

hip chick said...

I will be the first to admit that I am not a big football fan. And, I am from New England...
But wouldn't it be wonderful if they won!!! If the Red Sox and the Patriots can do it so can the Saints!

Kaye Swain said...

I have to confess, I am not big on sports. But every so often, something special in sports comes along to inspire and encourage us, and this is definitely one of those times. Love the verse and photo! :)

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Susan, great reminder! I had forgotten all about the dome until you reminded me of it. It again reminds us that God restores what the locusts have eaten. He restores what the enemy tries to destroy!!!

On Bill O'Reilly last night, I found out the amazing story of your quarterback. (OK- hope it's YOUR team's! :) ) How doctors had told his mother to get an abortion and she refused. Focus on the Family is going to run an ad celebrating her decision. Which of course has all the pro-choice people outraged. Oh, how I love God uses people (even quarterbacks) for His glory!!! Kurt Warner (another awesome quarterback) is from Iowa and is also a Christian.

I'll be watching the Super Bowl this year to root for those Saints!!!!

Love ya!

Joan said...

That was some exciting game!

God can take a seemingly despirate situation and turn it for good. After the destruction and despair from Katrina, things seemed pretty hopeless, but with God there is hope!

For some reason I had it in mind you lived in Florida - now I know you are my "next door" neighbor.

Blessings and joy!

Joan

Tammy said...

Amen - he does GREAT things for us! I'm not a football fan either but every year I watch the Super Bowl w/ hubby...I know which team to root for now! :-)

SnoWhite said...

As I watched the game, I was thinking similar things re: what God has done in your city.

However.... I'm not too pleased at the outcome of the game (as I'm a vikings fan).

But, I will rejoice with you for what God is doing and has done in that city.

Chelle said...

Great post! LOL! :) The saints go marching one by one...hurrah hurrah...

Amydeanne said...

wow! Great post Susan!

I'm with Andrea lol we bleed green lol

hugs and prayers. Happy WFW!

Lauren said...

absolutely awesome!!! : )

From the Heart said...

Love that verse. Just when you think it's hopeless God steps in and does great things to strengthen us. I'm not a sports fan either but will pray for the Saints. A good name, by the way, we are all Saints of God who have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior and one day we (the Saints) will go marching in to Heaven. What a glorious time that will be.

Thanks for being our hostess this week.

ellen b said...

Yippee for the Saints! The Lord is good to all of us and it's good to credit Him for our joy!

Lelia Chealey said...

Love how you showed it as more than a place to play a game.
Wish the Cowboys were in it for my man, BUT since they're not I will cheer for you & Reggie Bush! :)

Love you!

HisFireFly said...

Now I can't stop humming "Oh when the Saints come marching in, oh when the Saints come marching in"

Wonderful post, wonderful God.

IE Mommy said...

Thank you for hosting :) I have my photo up. Love your shot...even if my hubs was rooting for the other team, go Brett! lol :) Hugs!

lori said...

It was SOOOOOO fun talking to you last night! I told ya...I'm a BORN STEELER fan, the blood runs black and gold...BUT in this case there is no team I'd rather see win than the Saints...I remember the days of the Ain'ts!!

WHO DAT???
It's about TIME!

enjoy it...and if you ever want to see a crazy mad Steeler fan stop in sometime...the kids swear that I switch out their momma with some other "woman!"

love you!! AND look at you gettin' that linky up ALL BY PRETTY SELF!!

love you!!
lori

Cathy said...

I love your picture and verse, Susan. Thanks for hosting WFW and for your sweet visits. Blessings ~

AnooCre8ion said...

Amen to that. Great verse.

Thx for sharing.

Blessings,
Vickie

Cathy said...

I am enjoying listening to you lovely music.

Sherry said...

Great verse to go with the pic! :D

Lynn said...

Know that I'm here praying right now.
Psalm 23:1-3: The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
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Lynn said...

Praying right now!
Psalm 23:4-6 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
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Maxine said...

I love my friends who are as enthusiastic about their sports teams as I am about mine. As I told you, my team didn't make it so I sure will be rooting for your Saints in loyalty to you and to my bloggy friend Debra. Wonderful verse!

Lynn said...

The Lord is with you right now, lifting you up, giving you strength! Always praying!
Isaiah 40:28-31 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
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LisaShaw said...

Hi sweet sister, I'm happy for you and for them! GOD IS SO GOOD!!

Love you much and thank you for being such an encouragement to my life both on your blog and my own.

Lynn said...

Know that I'm praying!
Psalm 121:1-4: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
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