I want to talk a little bit about the storms of life. There are at least two types of storms that I have thought about lately. You will have to use your imagination a little, or maybe a lot, because of the space I have to write. The first is easy to define because most of us, no matter what age you are, have seen a terrible rainstorm. Thunder, lightning, wind and all, with a chance to cause a lot of damage or even death.
I saw many of these when I was a child growing up in the south,. My family would find a dark corner in the house to hide in, for some reason I was not much afraid of the awesome displays of God’s almighty hand. I did not sit on the porch or talk on the phone. I knew what it could do and many times saw the destruction it could cause.
I know a lot of us today love to see the July 4th fireworks, as pretty and noisy as a bunch of fireworks can be. They cannot hold a candle to the awesome crack of thunder, or the scary flash of light across the sky. Well, I will get to the point I am trying to make about the storms caused by the weather. God knows we are afraid, and He wants to assure us that everything is ok. He tells us, as only God can do, by sending us the most beautiful sign that we could ask for, the rainbow. I looked for the rainbow even when I was little; I look for the rainbow now. God said “Don’t be afraid, trust Me, hold My hand while the storm rages. I am with you always.”
(to be continued)