Songs in the Storm
Thunder peals, in terrifying echoes, bang across the heavens, chasing each other. Wind lashes the trees as hail and rain beat against my windows. I confess I am not a huge fan of storms. I understand why they happen and that they are necessary to vacuum clean the atmosphere. I know that BUT I also know how powerful they are and what destruction can result. It’s the not knowing that strikes fear in my heart. And I am alone! I pray for protection and for the God of the storm to quiet my fearful heart. Then I wait.
I am finally able to lay in bed as the storm moves eastward. And then I hear it. I hear the music- music created by the storm. The wind chimes outside my bedroom window were playing a deep Key-of-D melody for me; and it was only because of the storm. I listened and was quieted.
In life, storms hit, expected and unexpected. I need to let the God of the storms quiet me and I need to choose to listen for the music. If I don’t, my focus will be on what is happening around me. It’s certainly not easy to hear the music; it takes a refocusing on the God of the storm.
I have a feeling there is a song in every storm but I have to CHOOSE to quiet my fearful heart and listen for it.