Last night, while at church, a big storm blew in. I am fascinated with storms. I love to watch the wind blow the trees back and forth, the rain hitting the pavement with that distinct sound like pebbles dropping, and the thunder. I love storms in the winter too. The ice pelting and sticking too everything, the snow piling up deep, and the wind so cold, you just stay in by the fire drinking hot chocolate.
Storms can sometimes show the power of God's nature. In the Bible, storms were usually something to hide from. A lot of verses talk about taking refuge from the storm.
There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain.
For You have been a defense for the helpless,A defense for the needy in his distress,A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat;For the breath of the ruthless is like a rain storm against a wall.
Storms also showed Jesus' power over the earth.
And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing!"
He said to them, "Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?" Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.
The men were amazed, and said, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?"
The storm last night was loud, violent and wet. Standing out in the storm would have battered me and probably hurt. We all have storms blow through our lives. We need to learn to seek refuge in God to hide from the worst. He is willing to take on the worst if we let him. Will you let him?