Saturday, October 03, 2009

From the Thundercloud

“Behold, these are the fringes of His ways, and how faint a word we hear of Him! But His mighty thunder, who can understand?” - Job 26:14

I saw this spectacular sight this past week on one of my evening bike rides. I just had to pause to take this shot as this massive thundercap caught the last glowing rays of the sunset, and as I continued riding I could even see streaks of lightning within the cloud! It was incredible.

On a related note, we had a massive thunderstorm last night. It went on for hours and every once in a while I would wake up to hear the roar of thunder, the downpour of rain and every few seconds flashes of lighting would illuminate the room. We woke up this morning to find the floor of our little house flooded! It seems that there were leaks along the patio (which happens to be tile just like our floor), allowing a bunch of water to flow in overnight. In some of the corners it was nearly an inch deep! Thankfully, not too much was damaged.

The local park was a swamp too. Normally there's a little trickle running through the creek into the culvert, but last night it rained so much that the creek not only overflowed its banks but also the road and covered nearly the entire park in several feet of water! And we're supposed to get more rain this coming week...

But praise the Lord for His goodness! We've been needing the rain for a while. Now we just need to figure out how to deal with all the water we've been given!

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