Monday, June 30, 2014
Friends, Thunderstorm Parties, God's lightening show, and Dancing in the Rain
Last night whilst on Close up for camp, I was blessed with just a fun night with people I love dearly and to top it off we got blasted with an incredible storm! I had been sitting in the entry way to our Town Hall and heard thunder so immediately myself and good friend Jenny looked at each other and darted out the door to see the oncoming storm. Sitting on the porch listening to the thunder rumble and the beautiful lightening flashing, it was amazing. As soon as chapel had ended I was walking to my house and I looked up and it was so very dark. I haven't seen clouds that black in a very long time. I knew that I might want to grab my duster and just be ready for rain and adventure! I had just grabbed my duster and headed out the door when the first sprinkles started, mind you the lightening was getting more and more intense and the thunder louder. I hurried across the lawn and went to join my close up crew on the Ox Yoke porch, whom are hilarious and so much fun! Just about when I sat down, Chapel let out and whoooosh! The rain came down in a torrential downpour which was incredible gorgeous! Now, if you don't know me in person you must know how much I just positively love rain and storms (as long as I'm safe), something about it just makes me laugh and get really really excited. So I'm literally bouncing, laughing and just enjoying the mini niagra falls from the roof when my friend Aime dashed out and started dancing and I just couldn't resist so yep! I dashed out and we were spinning and just enjoying God's creation, while praying that lightening wouldn't strike us :) The power flickered quite a few times and the contrast of the sky and lightening was stunning! Then we looked up and saw the pink and blue night sky peaking through the storm clouds and it was breathtaking. A bunch of us went over to the backside of our new bathhouse which has a perfect storm watching porch and watched lightening and the sunset. I just couldn't stop smiling and giggling at how amazing and powerful our God is. Sometimes I can't even keep it to myself so I shout that God is amazing!!!! To think that we serve Him is even more humbling. He is so gracious to love and use us for His glory. I never know what He is going to do and in that I am really ok with. What better place to be than in the center of the will of the one who created you?Just the raw powerful beauty......yep I really don't even know how to finish this sentence because there is no way to describe the matchless grace, beauty and love of God.