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GODíS WEATHER

ďAnd he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!Ē

Matthew 8: 26,27

Hurricane season starts tomorrow here in Florida where I live and probably where a lot of you who read this live. Last year we were hit very hard by a hurricane and it caused a lot of destruction. The place where my cousin lives was hit by two hurricanes and that was unusual, I am told. Hurricanes can cause property damage, trailers to be overturned, roofs to be blown off, and a lot of other devastation.

There are hurricanes that are a lot more harmful. We have hurricanes of divorce, drugs, alcohol, abuse of children, spouses, the elderly, and broken homes. While the hurricanes on land can cause destruction, eventually the homes and property will hopefully one day be restored. It is not that simple with a human life.

It is vital for us to examine our hearts and see if there is something that is displeasing to Jesus, something that might be hindering our fellowship with Him. If our hearts are not right before Him, then it is impossible to treat others with the love and compassion that He asks us to display to others.

Is your heart and life full of hurricanes of jealousy, bitterness, envy, strife, anger, and resentment? If so, then I urge you to go to God and let Him calm the storms in your heart. Jesus will shower you with His Peace, Understanding, Love, and Compassion and place His Love in your heart instead of the hurricanes of the world.

Joanne Lowe

May 31, 2005