Hurricane season is here. Storms form. Seas churn. Winds gain high speeds. Where will they land? What will the outcome be?
Hurricanes have a distinctive feature: an eye, 20–40 miles in diameter, in the center of the storm. Winds swirl, forming a circular wall. Within that wall, there are no clouds, wind or rain. The eye is calm because the strong surface winds that converge towards the center never reach it. They are diverted into a rotating pattern.
Life can be like a hurricane, with winds coming from all directions, threatening our security and peace. The dangers are real.
But in the midst of it all, we find our place of calm in the presence of the Master of the storm. As the disciples discovered on the stormy Sea of Galilee, no wind or wave can overcome when He speaks “Peace!” We are safe with Jesus in the eye of the storm.
The “eye” has another symbolism. It’s a reminder that God’s eye is on us, even when things are the worst. We are never out of range of His vision, nor of His care.
This week, I will express my thanks to God and to a peacekeeper (police or military) who helps provide a wall of safety for our community and country.