|Imagine this in front of your home...|
Yesterday afternoon a bubbling pond emerged from the parking strip in front of our house. The city people arrived and within a few hours the broken water main was repaired. It was a little inconvenient to be without water for a few hours, but it made me grateful for good water that is readily available and for the city workers and their equipment.
Then, in the evening, a water valve up the street broke, and "Old Faithful" gushed more than 50 feet over/in front of another home. It sounded like a waterfall. Soon it was tossing rocks at the home, shattering windows and bringing mud and water with it. It was an hour before the workers were able to stop the flow. The front yard was destroyed and the basement filled with 6 feet of water. I don't know the extent of the damage but it will be significant.
I am grateful for water but humbled by its power.