An emotional video filmed by Texan Aric Harding shows him playing piano in his flooded home.
I went back to our street today because as you guys have probably seen the water has come back with a vengeance. I hope this was its high point. I grabbed the kids' favorite stuffed animals that we had left behind and a couple of games to keep the kids occupied. I think it's all finally sinking in a little. What we used to have going as a city is gone. I really think God is going to do something completely new here. I am excited to see the new beauty in the suffering. Our pastor @bruce_wesley reminded us of that truth from Romans 8 this morning on his Facebook Live broadcast. “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:18-28 ESV
Harding posted the video on Instagram after he went back to his home to get his children's favorite stuffed animals and, surrounded by water, sat down to play the piano.
No secret what's going on around Friendswood and all of Houston. Harding Home took on water Sunday morning at 7:00am. I could see it lapping against the door while kids all were sleeping, just waiting to see it sneak its way under the first floor board. It finally did and I threw a towel on it like a cup of water on a bonfire and got everyone up. I just told the kids we are gonna keep taking this one step at a time. First step find a change of clothes and put them in this bag. Next we're headed next door. We just kept praying and then taking the next step. We are beyond blessed. God provided a canoe to rescue us. @glennaharding literally stepped out of the canoe to find herself face to face with Steve Ramsey (who if you know the Ramsey's will find this as no surprise) Steve just said were are you heading. Glenna said "we have no idea" so he said "well grab your stuff you are staying with us" You guys, I always joke about how my family will be the first to die I an apocalypse because WHO is going to take in a family of 9 plus a dog? Well the Ramsey's will! It's been such a Godsend because not only is their house on a high point, it's also only about a quarter mile from mine, so I've been able to trudge thru the water back in and grab supplies. I know there's gonna be a lot of work to follow but there are good people out there. I include in that list ALL of you guys who have also said we are welcome to crash with you. Believe me, if we drive them crazy you can be our next victim. It's been amazing for the world to see how people can love each other thru this. Way to go. I have never felt so loved.
Stand strong, Texas.