I am a bonafide weather geek. No doubt about it. I have NOAA and The Weather Channel on my computer. I love watching Storm Stories and am fascinated by the Weather in Motion maps, so that I am able to track storms in real time. Weather is a tricky business, and it can change at the last second…sparing one area, devastating another. People think they can predict what will happen days in advance…but, it’s all just an educated guess, isn’t it?
I don’t trust the meteorologists. It’s nothing personal, it’s just that they are not God. They cannot know, not really.
Tomorrow the area of the Mid-West that I live in is in the “red zone” for severe weather, dangerous winds, possible tornadoes.
I can “batten down the hatches” at my house. I can listen to the news. I can track the storms on my computer. I can try and be prepared, but I cannot trust that I alone can handle the storms that come my way. I can’t. I never could. Oh, I try, but, ultimately I am defenseless in the wake of the strong winds, crashing waves, and utter darkness of this life.
I do know someone that I can trust. Completely.
The One who can calm storms with the very sound of His voice. Sometimes He chooses to calm the storm and no one gets hurt. At other times the storms rage wild, life is torn to bits, people die. We ask the question that hangs heavy on the brokenhearted…..”God, where are You?”
He is there, in the midst. He never left. He never will.
Tragedy happens in this life. There are few of us that have never wept the tears of grief and pain. It is part of the human condition.
Storms do come. They will continue to come. I choose to cling to the Rock that holds steady through the strongest storms of this broken world.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91
- Midwest Tornado: Path of Destruction in Pictures (ibtimes.com)
- Tornadoes rip Midwest, killing 13; heavy snow hits Upper Midwest (wunderground.com)
- Severe Weather Possible Today (youngsblog.com)
- Midwest Storms 2012: Tornadoes Strike Leaving at Least 13 Dead (newyork.ibtimes.com)
- Jim Cantore reports from Harrisburg, compares tornado to Tuscaloosa and Joplin (examiner.com)
- The Eye of the Storm (enjoyingeachmoment.com)
- March Starts Like May (dfw.cbslocal.com)
- Severe Weather Risk (fox4kc.com)