day 2744: Working With The Storms

“God’s voice is glorious in the thunder. We can’t even imagine the greatness of his power.”

It rarely happens, but when it does it is memorable. I am writing of the days when we are in the office and a really bad storm rolls in and happens while we are at work. We will be sitting in the office and outside we can hear the thunder and see the lightning. The skies grow dark outside while inside we go about our business, but with one ear and one eye on what is going on outside. The most this ever happened to me was when I worked in Dallas and the storms would come from seemingly nowhere and when they hit, they hit with a vengeance. While sitting in a conference room deep within the building we would hear the rolling thunder or the crack of the air splitting somewhere close. It couldn’t help but take our minds off of work for a few seconds and make us think of home and what was happening there. I don’t know why, but it always makes me feel eerie when this happens. It is also strange how inside of work we have storms happening all around us, all the time. We may overhear one now in the conference room or in the office next to us. We can see one brewing down the hall as the body language of two people shift to that of confrontation. We read the emotionally charged email string that is moving faster than the storm clouds can move over the Midwestern plains. It is likely that we have many more storms inside the building within our careers than outside.

Let us remember that regardless of the storms, what causes them, or where they come from that we can find God in them to help us through and to guide us into safety, both literally and figuratively. In Job we read; God’s voice is glorious in the thunder. We can’t even imagine the greatness of his power.” Next time the thunder starts in the office or outside, let us be reminded that we need to listen then for the voice of God to tell us what to do. The power in His words at that time could well be the wisdom we need to weather any storm…inside or out!

Reference: Job 37:5 (New Living Testament)