The Storm

August 21, 2005
by Heather Sutton

Proverbs 3:25-26 – Be not afraid of sudden terror and panic, nor of the stormy blast or the storm and ruin of the wicked when it comes [for you will be guiltless], for the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong, and shall keep your foot from being caught [in a trap or some hidden danger]. (AMP)

The sunny weather was wonderful, but the heat and humidity were becoming unbearable — especially for those without air conditioning. Our daughter had just purchased her first home and had not yet taken possession of it. This caused her much concern, as the sod had been laid, and the builder was not watering it. When the rain came, I instantly thanked our Creator, since all lawns needed a good drenching.

Within a moment, however, the rain had turned into a wild storm, which included hail, strong winds, and driving rain. One minute we had sunny skies — and the next, dark, impending skies which threatened to break our windows with the pelting of hail against fragile glass.

Immediately, I thought of Jesus' warning of His return — sudden, without notice. Jesus said, "Watch therefore [give strict attention and be cautious and active], for you know neither the day nor the hour when the Son of Man will come." (Matthew 25:13 AMP)

Be ready and active for the Lord, and there will be no reason for sudden terror and panic. We will rejoice!

Prayer: Lord, thank You that we can know for certain that we are guiltless and ready to meet You face to face. Our hearts yearn with compassion for our family members and friends who are not ready. Please open the opportunities for us to be actively inviting them to meet You in a personal relationship. In Jesus' name. Amen.

About the author:

Heather Sutton
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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