I don’t normally post from my phone…actually I never post from my phone but I am today because I have no internet. 😔 Yes, Irma came and left her nasty remnants.
I missed giving you my Monday Morning Moment (Scripture) to start the week.
However, I had my own Monday morning moment and it started about 2:00 a.m. It included spooky howls and whistles and freight train sounds that had us uneasy, unsettled and tossing all night in the bed. And then we lost the lights.
This biggest-ever-storm, Irma, was upon us.
But God is so much bigger than any biggest-ever storm. With just a whisper He could have stopped it all.
But He didn’t. And He didn’t stop Harvey either.
I believe it’s because God knew He could bring more glory to Himself through his greatest creation.
People He created with free will. With the ability to hate fully and love fully.
In the last five days I’ve seen all kinds of people love deeply and share completely. This is to the glory of a God.
This country has been divided so long, too long. Hateful words being slung daily across social media channels and hands raised in violent protests. Then along comes Harvey and right on his heels, Irma. Suddenly all our differences are blown away with the wind. They no longer matter.
Only lives do.
All lives. People come together. Loving, helping, sharing, sacrificing.
And God knew.
Yes, God could have stopped both these hurricanes. But He knew what His greatest creation could do.
God also could have stopped His Son, Jesus, from going to the cross. But He knew what Jesus could do.
Sometimes the greater glory comes with the tragic. And sometimes what seems like disaster brings healing.
When our power finally came back on, I saw the Light in a whole new way. And it was good.