Perth has faced some pretty wild weather over the past few days. It is predicated that a storm will hit again later tonight. Many are praying that tonight is simply a storm in a teacup.
The weather over the weekend was pretty scary. My suburb experienced lightening, thunder, strong winds, teeming rain and hail. My patio flooded and we had water pouring into the kitchen through the back door.
Really the damage to us was minimal. Some broken trees, everything soggy and some extra loads of washing after using all my towels to mop up puddles. Others have had major damage caused to their homes and cars. Some schools and hospitals have been closed due to severe damage. As we all know, our friend Lee has lost so much and we continue to pray for her and her family.
The weekend storm (and the potential storm later tonight), has caused me to think about life. We watch storms come and go. Sometimes they are severe and leave some kind of devastation behind and sometimes they are just a minor disturbance on our radar. There may be puddles to clean up afterwards or maybe some more serious consequences to deal with, but one thing is constant, God is with us throughout all the storms we will face.
I know from personal experience as well as from stories and people in The Bible that God is with us as we weather the storms and manage the clean up.
Whatever the storm is in your life right now, hang on to your Saviour. The storm will pass and you will move forward.
Years ago a friend gave me a poster with a beautiful stormy scene and the words : STORMS PASS, LOVE REMAINS BEHIND.
His love does indeed remain.