Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sunday's Thought!



"Storm Clouds and Lightning"
(C) Photo by Felix Mittermeier on Unsplash
Hurricane Florence
by Allen Pearson

My week began on a curious interesting note.  Maybe even a bit stressful. Maybe even frightening or scary. I heard the weather forecasters on the radio and TV and read on the internet and email blasts that doomsday was coming with this incoming Hurricane. All of this while the storm is still making waves in the Atlantic and hasn’t come ashore yet. Not to mention, there was quite a bit of uncertainty to where the storm would actually come ashore.

With the threats of a “monster” storm and “will be devasting” and my own assessments of the weather maps, it’s possible the storm would come to Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. area though not real likely. However, since I have an awesome wife, a dog, and a cat, I needed to prepare or at least make plans to prepare later in the week.

As the week the progressed, it seemed the storm was getting scarier and more frightening by the minute or by the forecast. I made plans to pick up a few items at the store, made sure we had plenty of food and treats for the dog and cat, double-checked my supplies of AA batteries for my weather scanner and a few other necessities.

I didn’t pay strict attention to the weather mid-week. It looked like, to me, that the storm probably would not come ashore in Virginia though we might get some of the remnants which isn’t that unusual since we are experiencing rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane, maybe Tropical Storm, Gordon.

While working this week and partially paying attention to the storms, I got to thinking. With all the frightening terminology, like “frightening,” “horrific,” “devastating,” or “monster,” repeated on every weather forecast, why am I not panicking, running to Costco and buying everything I could possibly ever need and then some and then running for cover?

For me, it’s because God is in Control. If I needed to prepare for the absolute worst of storms, God would have impressed on my heart what needed to be done. He would provide the wisdom to do what needed to be done in the storm too. Also, my faith in God provides confidence, comfort, and peace, because I know without a doubt He is in control and is His Will. Just as He is in all parts of my life.

If you are frightened or scared or needing a friend to love you, please visit Peace With God to learn more about God’s Plan of Salvation for man.

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