No, these are not more images of the actual hurricane or the path that he is taking. We've seen plenty of those displayed across our televisions and computer screens. We've flipped through our TV channels and Googled "Hurricane Gustav" on our computers knowing that there are, in reality, no certainties anyway. The only certainties lie in where he has already been...not where he is going!
It was very humbling to come across these photos this morning. These are people who have already been in the path of Hurricane Gustav. It's one thing to HEAR and read about the devastation in these places, but to actually see the faces of those who lived through it is hard.
There's so much more to this than "where will it hit" or "when will it hit" because the reality is that it has already hit somewhere. There have already been people killed and devastated by this hurricane! With the three year anniversary of Katrina approaching, the reality of what can happen is too fresh for those on the Gulf Coast. If not, then photos like this one will remind us....1,464 flags in a cemetery in New Orleans represent those who died there as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
All we can do is prepare of the worst and hope for the best. As long as we remember that, even if we are spared, that there were still lives lost and lives changed by Hurricane Gustav!