Today, our county is in a tornado watch.
High winds are in the forecast, along with lightning, thunder, and rain.
It's strange weather for January.
With 70 degree temperatures yesterday,
our area of the country is now looking at a 40 degree thermometer drop by the end of the week.
Weather is unpredictable.
Weather can be scary.
Yet, over and over again the Bible speaks through the symbolism of storms.
Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm..
I would flee far away
and stay in the desert;
I would hurry to my place of shelter,
far from the tempest and storm."
He fills his hands with lightning
and commands it to strike its mark.
His thunder announces the coming storm;
even the cattle make known its approach.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
and he brought them out of their distress.
He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed.
They were glad when it grew calm,
and he guided them to their desired haven.
Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
stormy winds that do his bidding,
you mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,
wild animals and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,
kings of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,
young men and women,
old men and children.
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
And he has raised up for his people a horn,
the praise of all his faithful servants,
of Israel, the people close to his heart.
Maybe your life feels a little stormy right now,
literally or figuratively.
Either way, listen.
Find shelter in God's arms.
Lean on Him.
Know He is with you.
He who speaks to the winds with the words, "Be still," longs to speak the same words into your heart today.
Praying you hear Him even in the midst of stormy forecasts.