Tuesday, August 16, 2011

This Beautiful Storm

My mom took this pic after a storm rolled through. My parents live in the Virgin Islands so large storms are kind of a big deal there. I thought this pic was absolutely beautiful. When I look at it I think of how awesome God is and how there really is beauty in life's storms. He works all things out for good and there is always something to be gained from life's struggles. This pain is temporary. We look up at a storm but He looks down on them. His perspective is the big picture. He sees the blue skies just beyond the dark clouds.

Isaiah 54 10-17 MSG

For even if the mountains walk away
   and the hills fall to pieces,
My love won't walk away from you,
   my covenant commitment of peace won't fall apart."
   The God who has compassion on you says so.
 "Afflicted city, storm-battered, unpitied:
   I'm about to rebuild you with stones of turquoise,
Lay your foundations with sapphires,
   construct your towers with rubies,
Your gates with jewels,
   and all your walls with precious stones.
All your children will have God for their teacher—
   what a mentor for your children!
You'll be built solid, grounded in righteousness,
   far from any trouble—nothing to fear!
   far from terror—it won't even come close!

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