When we see it coming, dark clouds billowing and throwing back their thunderous heads...
When we sense those quiet footsteps fading as our hearts keep racing....
When we hold our breath, waiting for the great crashing nothingness to consume us...
When we ache in our oblivion, hoping for rescue.
Our waiting, our despair, turns to gasping desperation.
The things that numb us lose their power in the stirring of glory.
The people we've clung to become blades of grass in a hurricane.
Our cities crumble.
Our towers crash.
Our shame withers in the gaze of mercy.
We shiver in the downpour, grateful for the cleansing.
It's always coming.
Take courage. Take heart.
"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it."
1 Corinthians 10:13