Thursday, June 11, 2009

Spider webs and thunderstorms.

This has been a bizarre week. The last few days were so crazy that I hoped it was all a dream (unfortunately, it wasn't). Anyway, I'm hopeful about things and want life to get back to normal. What is "normal," anyway?

When I was walking out to get the paper, I noticed a huge spider web along the driveway. I'm not fond of spiders one bit, but I do think they make beautiful webs (unless I happen to walk through one, then I don't think they're so beautiful). They're almost perfect little designs. A little while ago we had a lovely thunderstorm. I know most people don't like thunder and lightning, but I love storms. I love the eerie feeling that the earth gets just before a storm. The way everything gets still for a few moments...then the wind begins to blow, and the rain, lightning, and thunder come. I had forgotten during the winter and spring how much I missed thunderstorms. I've always liked the 29th Psalm:

"The Lord's voice is heard over the sea.
The glorious God thunders;
the Lord thunders over the ocean.
The Lord's voice is powerful;
the Lord's voice is majestic.
The Lord's voice breaks the trees;
the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes the land of Lebanon dance like a calf
and Mount Hermon jump like a baby bull.
The Lord's voice makes the lightning flash.
The Lord's voice shakes the desert;
the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
The Lord's voice shakes the oaks and strips the leaves off the trees.
In his Temple everyone says, 'Glory to God!'"
-Psalm 29: 3-9 NCV (by the way, verse 6 in the KJV doesn't say that Mount Hermon jumps like a baby says it skips like a "young unicorn!" How interesting.)

Flowers, trees, sunsets, stars, and other beautiful acts of creation show the love, beauty, and creativity of God. But a thunderstorm shows His power and strength.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

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