The topic of conversation at work today centered around the winter storm that is headed our way later this week. This blistery storm is supposed to be so rough that it even has a name. Who every heard of a winter storm having a name? Can't say that I have. I thought only hurricanes had a name attached to them. Q, as it is called is supposed to wreak havoc all across the nation as it starts on the west coast and heads east. Predictions are changing by the hour, but I have heard we could get 6-12 inches of snow and some sleet and freezing rain.
Truth is the storm arrived at our house on saturday, when our children lost their grandmother to cancer. The storm continued as a friend lost her son and dear friend and church member lost his father. The eye of the storm hit when we had to take our son to the hospital for a three day stay. It's been a tough week, but God is able. Somehow, we knew a storm was going to brew because we were on top of the mountain last week and God was doing marvelous things in our lives and the lives of those who are dear to us.
Going thru storms causes us to remember and be thankful for the calm that was present prior to the winds and the rain. The blessing is that eventually peace will be restored. Some permanent damage may result, but the temptest will end. Psalm 107:29 says, "He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Because of our great challenges this week we are looking for the storm to do what it has to do and then be on its way. In the meantime, we will keep thanking God for his divine protection during the downpour.
Janice R Love, Author
First Lady, Mom, Stepmom and Divorce Ministry Coach