Sunday, November 17, 2013
darkening sky, terrifying wind!
tornado warning on the radio,
and in the air via siren blaring.
hurrying to my bathroom,
praying all the while
that the lack of windows there
will provide shelter.
high winds threaten us
who abide in mobile homes,
bringing forth the desire
for REAL shelter
in the arms of our Savior.
tornado warnings lapse
yet tornado watch persists till 8 p.m.
as darkness creeps over our city.
making it harder to reckon any danger.
yet my heart pounds,
wanting to shout, "Move on, fierce Wind!
I've had enough of this fearsome weather."
again, this time in a whisper,
"Push the storm away, please, Lord."
once more the rain is
pummeling my home.
are my neighbors joining me in prayer?
"Where two or three are assembled,
I am there," assures my Lord.
must we be in the same room,
or will close vicinity,
as in our block, provide our safeguard?
WLBC radio news updates weather conditions
to heavy rain storms,
no longer prefacing with "tornado".
dark clouds abating
toward the western sky
unveiling slivers of blue
and clouds embellished with peach tones.
this sight suffuses me with hope
that soon all will be calm.
our governor's voice brings reassuring news
that although Indiana has suffered much damage...
Kokomo's mayor recounts that his city
is under a state of emergency-
yet, no deaths reported in our state...
praise be to God.