Just last week we were hit by the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine while here in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. We had to lift up and baton down. In a flood prone area we had to put our daughter and son-in-law’s goods and chattels up out of potential damage and baton down windows and doors of their newly renovated house.
We ventured out in the stormy winds and rain to check up on the beach for the kids as they were overseas at the time. It was quite a sandblast! Had some nice facials with the sand and salt whipped up and blasting across the open areas.
There were a couple of things that struck me during the storm and it wasn’t any debris!
The first thought was position.
The house is on the beach front and the front of the house has no protection, so the wind blasted into the front of the house, gusting and shaking it up. However, behind the house or the other front of the house that faces the street, the trees were so still and hardly a breath of air. It was amazing! People who were exposed to the wind felt it while others across the city experienced very little impact.
Life is like that. Our position can feel like we are bearing the brunt of the storm or we can remain sheltered under the protection of the Almighty and not be moved.
The second was the birds.
We watched numerous birds fly on the stormy winds. They were so amazing to watch. They seemed to hang in the air. Some battled against the wind barely moving while some used the wind, hurtling them forward. I thought about how in storms we have 2 choices: either fight against the conditions or use the conditions to propel us further than we could imagine.
The storm came and went without any damage done to us or many others, but there is a lesson to be learned here..Lean in to the wind it might just take you to a somewhere new and stay sheltered under the Wings of the Almighty…
Till next time