Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hurricane Dolly's Beauty

Living in Houston, I've learned that some of our most beautiful weather occurs as a hurricane is nearing. I don't wish the brunt of a major storm onto anyone, but at the same time, it's good to enjoy the beauty the Lord's created. This evening, Hurricane Dolly is approaching, though it's likely to be centered far down the coast when it hits land. Here are two un-retouched photos from today (July 22, 2008) showing the beautiful sky.

Thank you, Lord, for times of beauty in our lives
and for times of trouble in our lives that bring beauty to the lives of others.
Thank you that Jesus endured the ultimate trouble,
so that we might share in the ultimate joy.


He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
--2 Corinthians 5:21, HCSB


CHARLAX said...

New Orleans

A time of sorrow at least it came
[by wind] and not by hand of man
to give ones life is hard enough
to lose a city by God's command
at least it's not so rough
the way of life at your command
is flooded.

Charles Robert Hice

Copyright ©2006 Charles Hice
New Orleans II

The battle of New Orleans
was fought with wind and rain,
no one won,but all have come
to feel the loss of home a homeless
person feels,he feels his loss
he feels his pain,he lives
from one day to the next
the same way and manner
all the rest of you do,
and sometimes better.

Charles Robert Hice

Copyright ©2006 Charles Hice

Jim Swindle said...

Thank you, Charles, for the poems. I've never been in a location that was bearing the full brunt of a hurricane. We spoke with various refugees from New Orleans and helped a few, though I wish we'd done more than we did.