Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Storm

There’s a storm brewing. I can feel it in the air. Every morning when I go running the atmosphere feels stickier. The sky looks dark in the afternoon, and it isn’t because the sun is going down. Grey clouds churn and boil in a soupy sky. As I walked back from dropping Miguel off at his piano lesson I felt a single rain drop on my cheek. Nature is practicing - preparing herself. The wet season is coming.

Miguel and I are excited. We’ve already shook hands and agreed that when the first downpour comes, we will run out and play in it. I love rain, and I especially love warm, tropical rain. Last night we got a small sprinkle, an appetizer I guess. We had fun with it anyway.

Timor’s wet season isn’t the only storm that is brewing though. Have you noticed the signs? I have. I’ve seen it in nature, in the economy, in relationships and felt it in the spiritual realm. It’s real, and it’s coming.

“The storm is coming, the storm that will try every man's faith of what sort it is. Believers must now be firmly rooted in Christ or else they will be led astray by some phase of error” (LDE 64.3). 
“The darkest hour of the church's struggle with the powers of evil is that which immediately precedes the day of her final deliverance. But none who trust in God need fear; for ‘when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall,’ God will be to His church ‘a refuge from the storm.’ Isaiah 25:4.” (PK 725.2)

The Lord's our Rock, in Him we hide,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
Secure whatever ill betide,
A Shelter in the time of storm.


  1. Katie, that reminds me of when you would choose to "shower" in the Florida rain. No problems with cold showers and low water pressure there! Your last part gave me chills. We certainly are being tried right now. We are learning to lean on Him more and more as our "refuge from the storm". The Lord is strengthening us for the coming crisis by giving us opportunities to exercise our faith "muscles". Love you sweet pea :-)

  2. Okay so I must stop commenting, but this is an amazing post! Remember the "rainstorm" (it wasn't all that stormy, but it was fun!) in Honduras? And standing outside just getting totally drenched? But we never got sick or anything afterwards! Isn't it awesome to think that we can also get totally drenched in the rain of the final storm, yet God will preserve us and not let us get sick if that is His will! :) What an awesome God we have.... :) I miss talking to you about analogie like this! praying for you! :)