Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Lessons on Sovereignty During the Storm

Photo by chefranden
22 “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow,
or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,
23 which I have reserved for the time of trouble,
for the day of battle and war?
24 What is the way to the place where the light is distributed,
or where the east wind is scattered upon the earth? -- Job 38:22-24

I woke up groggily at about midnight last night thanks to the weather sirens blaring out their tornado warning. We checked the local television stations for weather information, and then we decided to wake up the kids and listen from the windowless master bathroom. As we were sitting in the bathroom listening to the wind and rain, I asked my children, "Who is in control of this storm?" Of course, the mini-theologians that they are, they said, "God." We talked for a few minutes about how God could make such devastating storms with his fingertips, and I pointed out that even if our roof were to rip off and we were to be hurt or killed, we trust in the God who makes the storms.

There is nothing like an object lesson during a tornado warning. Praise God that we had no damage to home or household!


1 comment:

Mary said...

What an awesome lesson in the midst of a storm!!!

On the other extreme, I love the sound of tornado fact, I usually run outside with a camera in hand to snap pictures of the sky (I have begged Wes in the past to drive me to local National Weather Service so I can watch their radars). Had it not been night, I would have done so. Instead, I laid in bed trying to stop Wes from talking so I could listen to the symphony of sirens. Yeah, I'm messed up that way. I considered becoming a storm chaser when I was a kind of need that crazy love for storms to do it...but really it's the chasers who are the reason why we know as much about tornadoes as we do today .