Thunder and Lightning and Storms, Oh My!
By Gina Stinson
The rain started about 4:00 AM and tapered off at around 8:00 AM. We headed to church under overcast skies and then ran errands, attended a baby shower and choir practice and then headed back to church for the evening service. Even then, the skies forecast showers. By 10:00 PM, it was inevitable. You could smell it in the air. Storms were headed our way.
The pitter patter of rain sounded like tiny little fairies dancing on the rooftop. Then the crackle of lightning signaled for the boom of thunder to follow. This went on for hours, startling us with the frightening volume. It didn’t take long before my two children scampered into bed with my husband and I. “I sleep with you,” followed by “I’m scared” guaranteed them a snuggle spot in a bed of protection.
There’s nothing like that safe, warm, snuggle spot under the wings of the Savior during the storms of life. When nothing seems right, His arms are the perfect place to settle in and stay for a while. His close presence is the umbrella for the thunder, lightning, downpours, and storms in our lives. Whatever the situation, whether financial, marital, job related, children or even self-inflicted, He is the remedy.
Run to the Savior. Girlfriends are good, parents are good, basketball buddies are good—, but nothing beats a long chat in the presence of the Sheltering One.
PRAYER: My Shelter, my safe place, thank You for protecting and comforting me during the storms of life. You are my rock and my fortress. I trust in You!
“And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a cover from storm and from rain,” Isaiah 4:6 KJV.
Today’s devotion is by Gina Stinson, wife to Bruce, mom to Savannah and Tucker and publicist assistant for Kathy Carlton Willis Communications. In her spare time you can find her blogging, gardening and working in her community and church. Check out her blog http://journalinggina.blogspot.com