Thunderstorm

Wow, thunder just hit so close that I felt my whole house shake!  Tonight there are not only flood warnings out, but there was a tornado warning not too long ago!  Very unusual for Baltimore, Maryland.  The weather is doing crazy things here these days..

I love this storm, though.  There is something distinctly beautiful about a thunderstorm, the pouring rain, the sudden flashes of light, the rough rumbles of thunder.  It reminds me of why I stand in awe of God.

The driving rain is intensifying now, I can hear it above the music playing on my computer.

I love the raw power of nature.  We have so many fancy gadgets and technologically advanced devices these days, but to me, a rushing waterfall, the rustling of leaves by an invisible breeze, and the unexpected rumble of thunder are much more impressive.

In our fast-paced society, things are always changing, how the system works is always changing.  But some things stay the same.  I guess what I love about thunderstorms is that they are simultaneously predictable and wonderfully wild.

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After living in South Korea for over 7 years, Elizabeth is back in the States finding a new normal. In the tension of brokenness, resilience, and conviction, she chooses faith and depends on grace. She leans into empathy, curiosity, divine whispers, and childlike wonder.

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  1. Thunderstorm – “it reminds me why I stand in awe of God”. So true. Revelations 4 describes something very similar. “From the throne came flashes of lightening, rumblings and peals of thunder”. I think we must just get a glimpse of heaven and what it must be like in the presence of the Awesome God when we hear the rumblings and flashes of lightening on earth.

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