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Congo Crisis Entry 34

That Wednesday, Alessandra cooked the main meal, surprising the family with a Mexican lasagna, made with homemade tortillas. That evening on the way home from prayer meeting, a tropical storm began brewing, leaving the Carmichaels and Alessandra just enough time to make it back to the property, when the rain hit.

Everyone dashed to the depot to put the bikes away, but before they could return to the house, the storm broke. The force of the downpour was amazingly powerful, captivating everyone’s attention. A huge coconut tree branch fell to the ground with a thundering crash. A bolt of lightning struck a palm tree in the neighbor’s yard.

“As long as I’ve lived here,” Rob said, “I’m continually awed by the power of a tropical storm. More incredible still is to think that God is infinitely more powerful.”

Rob burst into song praising the power and majesty of God. Everyone joined in and sang for fifteen minutes until the storm abated.

God can use storms in our lives, both real and metaphorical, to show His power. One Scripture says, “Praise the LORD…Fire and hail; snow, and vapor; stormy wind fulfilling His word.” (Psalm 148:7,8) During seasons of storms, God can teach us lessons by leading us into them. He then shows His power and kindness by leading us safely out to quiet and our desired haven. He really is that good.

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