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