Late one quiet evening I was surprised by a very loud thunder clap. It sounded like it came from the courtyard by my balcony. It alerted me to the arrival of an unexpected summer storm. The wind blew hard and torrential rain fell. I learned there had been a lightning strike about a half mile away.
No damage was done here. The trees are deeply rooted and could bend with the wind.
It reminded me of the importance of being deeply spiritually rooted. Many times in life we may be suddenly surprised by a totally unexpected occurrence that stops us. It may take us awhile to get our bearings.
Breathing deeply, being still and calling on God for help gives us strength. We may struggle with decisions and grieve a loss for our normal has changed. Being deeply rooted in God helps us,in time, find a new normal.