Storms have been part of our spring weather patterns and were
particularly true last Saturday, May 10th as tornado sirens sounded and
our cell phones informed us to seek shelter immediately. TV weather
broadcasters echoed that with “If you are in the path of this storm,
seek shelter!” So, Dale and I and our two quivering dogs went into the
basement for forty five minutes until the all clear was given. Power was
interrupted for eight hours, 10 to 12 power poles were leveled and a
roof blown off a new house, but other than that there was no real damage
or tragedy’s for which we are thankful.
Storms in life are also inevitable; they come in all forms and
severities, including financial, relationship, work, health, aging and
moral decline. Jesus spoke in a well known parable about the storms of
life. It told of a foolish man who built his house on sand; it
collapsed, where as the wise man built his house on a rock, Jesus Christ
that stood firm. The picture is simple but accurate; life’s houses
which are built on the shifting sand of societies ebbs and flows of
moral change and acceptance will not stand. Like a sand castle built on
the beach it will fall and blend back into the shore; however the life
whose house is built on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ, the
Scripture, faith and obedience will withstand the gales and winds.
Jesus Christ is our refuge and strength. He is my shelter in the time
of storms; may He be yours too in life’s most challenging times.