Although Hermine (Hurricane, Tropical Storm, and all around inconvenience) didn’t directly hit us, but we’ve got a few limbs down, and the lightning did a number on us.
At last count we lost about 18 LED light bulbs (“LASTS UP TO 17 YEARS!” says the package), none of which were turned on at the time. I lost my main computer and two printers.
Like most things in life, it’s not the impressive high wind or the crashing surf that creates problems. It’s the lightning that’s so far away that you don’t fear it. Isn’t this a lot like the moral choices we face in life? Not the direct confrontation, but the subtle forces that turn us away from God and our goals. The tweaks to our values that tell us, something should be wrong, but it’s really okay. That something convenient or desirable doesn’t really fit within the rules.
There’s a lot one can learn from a storm.