Jun 11, 2008

A Summer Storm

We had an unbelievable storm last night. It started off with lightning in the distance. It lit up the sky like fireworks. Joel and I went outside to watch the show. We were talking about how the book of Revelation says that from the throne of God there will be thunder and lightning.
Revelation 4:5 "Out from the throne come flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder."

There is something so spectacular about watching a storm. It's the same feeling you get when you stand on the beach and look out at the ocean...just pure awe...silent, reverential awe. These things can't just "appear." They had to have a Creator.
Jeremiah 10:13 "...He makes lightning for the rain."
Job 36:30 "Behold, He spreads His lightning about Him."

Last night, standing on the deck, looking up at the sky filled with flickering lights was a reminder that someday, we will be standing before almighty God. We will give an account for how we lived our lives.

There was complete blackness outside. I was just shooting in the dark. After 174 pictures of this,

I got this one!

It was so black outside, you couldn't see a thing. I snapped a shot just as the lightning lit up the entire mountain. It didn't capture the actual bolt, but you can see a beam in the background. It looks like I shot this in the day, but it was as black as that first picture.

(see how the wind moved the chairs? The wind was so strong!)

I can see the addiction in being a storm chaser. Joel had to practically drag me in off the deck when this bolt came a little too close for comfort.


allie said...

Wow! We were up till like 11:00 watching the storm. I can't believe you got a lightning bolt. That's like the coolest picture.

Kris said...

Ooooooo, could ya puleez refrain from standing on the porch next to that iron bird feeder hangar with your camera in a thunder and lightening storm?

katie said...

Wow! That must have been so loud ad scary.
we were up to 11:30pm
that lightning bolt was so cool.