Peace in your storm.
It’s been almost a week since we learned that Hurricane Leslie would be approaching Bermuda. Days of preparation went forth and people braced themselves for the worst. Thankfully, we really only experienced some high winds and heavy rains. My husband and daughter were actually able to go across the street to our backyard beach and watch everything close up. Obviously, if Leslie were a real hurricane rather than just a tropical storm, neither of them would have ventured outside. The winds wouldn’t have allowed them to get past the front door.
We had learned from history that it’s not always the fast moving storms that cause the most damage. Hurricane Fabian hit Bermuda in 2004 and destroyed buildings, left the island without power for almost two weeks and lead to a person’s death. Fabian was an extremely slow moving storm that hung around the island for days, but thankfully, we were spared this time around. As a result, I didn’t get the “opportunity” to share my personal experiences with you on this blog.
What does it mean to have peace during your storm? I think that this painting portrays the concept better than I could have ever described it. It’s aptly titled “Peace in the Midst of the Storm” and if you don’t look closely, it’s possible to miss the peace that is portrayed by the artist.