Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Thunder for the Frogs: Finding God's Love in the Midst of the Storm

It was a bumpy day in much of the midwest yesterday, especially in my neck of the woods. Thankfully, we escaped unharmed. Prayers go out to all those affected by the tornadoes and severe weather.  In light of these recent events, I thought I'd share this post that I recently wrote for Peanut Butter & Grace.  


The thunder cracked and boomed overhead, making the walls shake and the pictures rattle. My sons jumped, eyes wide, and ran to the window. The rain was coming down hard, in heavy sheets, and the lightning lit up the trees that were otherwise hidden in the dark night. Wind pushed hard against our house and in the distance, we could hear the sirens. We grabbed flashlights and our blankets and headed for the basement, where we would listen and wait and pray until the worst was over and calm returned. When it became quiet again, we would peer out the windows, trying to assess the damage in the murky moonlight. But we wouldn’t fully know until morning just how much recovery work would lie ahead. Would we only have a few twigs and branches to pick up? Or would we find our fence crushed beneath fallen trees, or our driveway blocked and impassable? {Read more...