Today’s prompt is the word “clouds” and today’s reading included Proverbs 3:19-20:
By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,
by understanding he set the heavens in place;
by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,
and the clouds let drop the dew.
I’ve been caught in a number of storms lately. Actually, it has been a stormy summer (and I love it) in Edmonton this year. Not since the first summer I visited here do I remember this many rainstorms and thunderstorms. I consider it very much a blessing to be here writing this short devotion while rain falls loudly outside my window.
Yesterday, I got caught in the hailstorm in downtown Edmonton. Perhaps it went on for 20 minutes, but it seemed like hours. I tried to get off the road under some sort of canapé of trees or some other covering, but could not find a good spot. It was somewhat frightening to be driving while hail noisily pelted the roof and windows of my car. Of course, I prayed for protection. But I also complained about being in the midst of such a violent storm.
Today, the storm clouds rolled in again as I parked at home at Taylor Seminary. I got stuck over in the seminary offices when the boomers started. In a violent thunderstorm even a short distance of a few hundred feet is too far to walk. This was one of those times. So, I waited it out.
I chatted with a few people while I waited for the storm to pass. It was fun and I received some encouragement. God knows when the clouds let drop the dew.
Ciao for now.