This guy playing the piano in his flooded Texas home is eerily peaceful
A father just wanted to take a moment amidst the chaotic scene in his flood-hit home.
This is the moment Aric Harding returned to his flooded home in Texas – and started to play his treasured piano.
The pastor and father-of-seven waded through flood waters to retrieve items from the family home in Friendswood, just south of Houston, when he decided to “take a moment”.
The water almost submerges the piano stool but has not reached the piano keys.
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
The video has clocked up thousands of views on Instagram and become a hit across social media.
Harding wanted to show his 13-year-old son, an avid piano player, that the instrument was still working.
“I decided to take a moment and play and take it all in,” Harding told CNN.
At the end of the impromptu recital, Harding can be heard saying the instrument needs to be tuned.
Waters continued to rise in the wake of deadly Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall last Friday leaving thousands of people displaced and more than 30 people dead.
Harding posted the video on Instagram, writing: “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’ favourite stuffed animals that we had left behind and a couple of games to keep the kids occupied.”