We are currently under a winter weather advisory. It seems that this one is going to skirt around us and we will see very little snow from it, but storms can come into our days as quickly as warmth of the sun. This first storm of the winter season is a reminder of the turmoil we go through in life.
Standing alone in a storm as wind tears through the trees is not only frightening, but lacks wisdom. Our bodies grow tense, the adrenaline flows and all our emotions can explode into crushing fear.
The branches entangle and caress one another. A shot of electricity fills the sky. Clouds open and heavenly water hits the exposed skin of the earth. It swallows each drop with a thirst indescribable. The pores open and accept their satisfying drink.
Flowers and shrubs toss and fold – petals fall – life descends. The loud crack of thunder tests your eardrums just to make sure you’re paying attention.
Your own skin is pounded by the tempestuous wind – hammered by the force of God’s tears – twisted by the unknown and unrelenting.
When pursued by the storms of life we react the same way. We tense up, we grow anxious, we lose faith, we may even give up. This is the time to turn to the Creator of the Universe. He alone controls the depth of the seas, the heights of the mountains, the volume of precipitation, the devastation that comes with a wind that is sent to clear out the remnants of what once was good, but now has withered and died.
PRAY! Talk to Him again. There is an open line of communication. We’re no longer bound by the wall established when man thought he knew better than God. Life changed then, but has once again been reversed. We have been restored, refreshed and renewed by the living water of Jesus, the true Son of God – true God and true Man.
Our storm has been calmed. Our life has returned. Our hope for a future has been re-established.