11.17.2006

Stillness


I never thought today I would get this picture. There was a torrential downpour in Virginia today, all day. The flooding, the powerful gusts of wind. In the end, I couldn't stop looking at the sky and how beautiful it was so quickly after the storm. As I was sitting on the front porch swing, out of the corner of my eye I saw this windchime, against the trees in the background and the clear sky. I watched the chime for awhile and it did not move. That is how calm the winds became. I was reminded of the song by Caedmon's Call called "There is Only One"...Here is the chorus...

There's only One, only One, who beckons the morning light,
There's only One, only One, who sets loose the gales and
ties the trees down tight

What a powerful picture. Why do I not remember the scope of His strength? Why do I think my own strength is good enough to rely on? God is so magnificient and powerful and yet gently cradles me close to Him. Just a reminder for me to go to Him in all my chaos and be still.

3 comments:

Rebs said...

Hey, great phpto! I, too, witnessed yesterday's torrential downpour for 2 hours straight (I'm in Lancaster, PA). The sky was breathtaking, even as the last few showers were coming down. It was one of those moments where all you could do was stand still, take it all in and worship The One who was responsible. :)

bluemountainmama said...

we had the downpour also- but luckily not the tornadoes that plaqued the south. and we also had that calm after the storm- blue skies and warm weather.

kenju said...

The day after the storm was really gorgeous here. I think we notice it more after a storm, which is too bad. We should note and be grateful for a beautiful day all the time.