When the Lights Go Out

I am always amazed at the fervor with which hurricanes make major news.  The storms are fairly predictable as evidenced by the storm tracks.  As long as you move outside of coastal areas, the majority of the effects are just strong wind and heavy rain.

A hurricane is powerful, don’t get me wrong.  It has the capability to destroy anything in it’s path.

But it is nothing.  Nothing compared to the infinite power of God Almighty.

Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”

He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

Matthew 8:23-27

Manhattan Island, New York City, New York – October 29th, 2012.

I think this picture is beautiful.  The city that never sleeps brought to it’s knees.  I don’t think this is beautiful for any reason other than that it forces the people there to stop and listen to something other than the din of the city, the endless progression of cars, trains, buses, pedestrians, and the temporary distractions of the world.  For just a moment, God created a window to interject Himself in their lives.

Who among you fears the Lord
    and obeys the word of his servant?
Let the one who walks in the dark,
    who has no light,
trust in the name of the Lord
    and rely on their God.

Isaiah 50:10

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