Last evening was a lovely Spring evening. We were on our way to our friend's home.
But, as we drove to our destination, we could see the storm clouds rapidly forming.
Storm clouds that were rapidly blocking out the sun, which only minutes before, lit up the
As my husband and I drove along, we were amazed at the transformation above us. And yet,
despite the dark storm clouds taking over, the sun's rays continued to shine.
Before long though, darkness took over the evening sky.
The storm was about to hit.
Then the wind, the rain, and the hail took over with furry.
Within minutes, the sun came back out, and along with it, a double rain-
bow, producing beauty even greater than before the storm.
Isn't that how daily life can be? All can be going along somewhat smoothly in our lives,
but suddenly, one can sense storm clouds gathering. The unexpected storms can hit, and
everything changes. One phone call can change everything. That is exactly what happened
to our friends at church. Their family had celebrated Easter together, enjoying each other's
company, only to receive a phone call within hours, that their father and father-in-law had
suffered a major heart attack. Talk about unexpected storms hitting.
But, fortunately, eventually the storm does pass by, sometimes as quickly as it comes,
but, sometimes not so quickly. Some storms can last a long time, before the sun appears
Last evening, we were fortunate to see the beginning and the ending of the storm, all within
a few hours time, and even better than that, we were treated to an extra special, refreshing,
treat by our host and hostess. Angel food cake, with strawberries, blueberries, and a
dollop of whipped cream. Oh, it tasted so good!
As for our dear church friends, they are still in the midst of a bad storm, and our thoughts and
prayers are going out to them daily.
Thank you for stopping by.