A natural reaction to yesterday’s tornados in Jefferson Parish would be to say, “Well, in the end, God had nothing to do with them. Weather conditions were right. It formed a tornado. For those unlucky enough to be in its path, it is sad for them (property damage but blessedly in this case – no injuries or loss of life). But a tornado is not a faith based issue. It’s a meteorological phenomenon, that is all.” But what if God was in that storm yesterday?
Elijah, at a down moment in his life, experienced God on a mountaintop. But it wasn’t in the wind, or the earthquake, or the fire that he found him. He heard God in the still small voice. There were many small voices I heard yesterday giving safety directions, talking, consoling, singing, story telling, and praying together.
I see God not in the sending of the tornados. There were natural phenomenon. But God was in the storm, in its very path, in his people who were threatened. And I do believe God made a difference, in how we responded to the storm, and maybe even on how the storm responded as well.
I give thanks for the many people I saw working together through this brief but strong little storm. And I give thanks that God was with us.
What do you think?
Until next time,