A Calm Place in the Wind


Early on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, tornadoes and strong winds blew through Wisconsin’s Fox Valley.  The pictures in this post show damage from the tornado that destroyed buildings and trees in Freedom, WI.  No lives were lost directly from the storm itself.

Whenever disaster strikes, it is a call to repentance and faith.  God will protect His faithful in Christ, if not in this life, then in the next.  On the cross and through the tomb Christ weathered the worst storm of all: death itself.  Of all men, He alone came through, and is now our calm place in the wind.  “What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!”  (Matthew 8:27, KJV).  No matter how weak and small we are God can and will protect us.

The pictures in this post are from the same area where about 110 trees were snapped, splintered, and ripped out by the roots.  In the picture below there are two plants: one sturdy old evergreen that had weathered many a storm, and a potted plant.


One tipped over, the other didn’t.

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”  (Luke 12:32, KJV).


2 thoughts on “A Calm Place in the Wind

  1. Rick,
    Foremost, we thank God that He spared lives last week. No thunderstorm watches were given, no sirens sounded. Only the roaring wind at 12:30 a.m. woke us. The elderly grandparents of a friend fell asleep in the living room and awoke only when their bedroom collapsed under a century-old tree.
    A large 9″ diameter branch skidded against the front doors of our old church, falling hard enough to dent the steel. I can only imagine how close it had come to the 8-ft wide stained glass Cross and Luther’s Rose above the doors of the century-old church.

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