A Shelter In A Time Of Storm

For most of the afternoon and evening, the area where I live has been under severe thunderstorm/tornado watches and warnings. I grew up at the north end of "Tornado Alley" so basement diving is par for the course May-August. If you live in a place like Minnesota with brutally cold winters and hot, humid summers, you pay close attention to the weather.

As the sirens screamed earlier this evening, I headed for the basement and tuned in to a local station so I could get up to the minute updates on what was going on as well as what was to be expected in the future. I didn't want to be caught off-guard.

I hear there are people who love storms. There are people who relish the opportunity to chase a tornado. I am not one of them. I have seen what they can do. When tornado watches are issued, I do just what it says. I watch and listen. When a warning is issued, you do not have to tell me to take shelter twice. I head for shelter immediately.

This evening, when the sirens went off, I headed off to take shelter. As I waited for the storms to pass over me, I thought about how glad I was that I had shelter. Though I could hear the storms passing over me and even see the effects, I was not in the storms, I was sheltered from the storms.

There is a very old song written over 100 years ago which I love very much. The words were written by Vernon Charlesworth and the music was written by Ira Sankey. The song is called "A Shelter In The Time of Storm.

The Lord's our Rock, in Him we hide,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
Secure whatever ill betide,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land;
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

A shade by day, defense by night,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
No fears alarm, no foes afright,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

The raging storms may round us beat,
A Shelter in the time of storm
We'll never leave our safe retreat,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

O Rock divine, O Refuge dear,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
Be Thou our Helper ever near,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

Regardless of what we face in this world, Jesus is truly our shelter in the time of storms and nothing, nothing can ever destroy our shelter. We are safely tucked away in Him.

Blessings!

K :princess:

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Psalm 91 is such a comforting one to read in times of distress, or whenever, for that matter! Thanks K ! I too have no desire to chase tornados! God Bless! Dave

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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy ·

The person who is supposed to be my friend asked me what I would like when I came to NC to visit her. The only thing I asked for was a small tornado, not a big one mind you, just a tiny little one. Well she said no and when I asked a second time for one she threatened me with all manner of terrible things. So I guess I wont see a tornado this trip.

But isn't it wonderful to know that we have shelter in the storms of life. That he who commands the wind and the waves also commands our life and our footsteps. :clap:
Kinda reassuring I think.

Now if you could speak to my buddy I would appreciate it very much ty.

bethy

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Maria Abigail Guevarra @purifymyheart ·

We, Christians, sure have a storm-proof life!
That doesn't mean there'll be no storm..
Coz there would be still storms, typohns and tornados in our lives...
But because of GOD, because HE is our hope and our refuge...
We would keep safe and protected in the midst of it.

Thanks for sharing :princess: K!

:flower:Blessings,
Abbie

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