Big storm coming this weekend for the eastern seaboard…Hurricane Irene. Now I am assuming that the people who are named Irene are either flattered, annoyed, getting flack from all of their acquaintances, or all of the above.
The thing is, I really don’t understand why the storms have to be named after “people” – I need to look up the origin of why and how this whole tradition started. I believe it should be named after cars; they resemble storms somewhat… if you really think about it.
Cars can be slow or fast, and can go in different directions. A storm can be slow or fast in approaching, and can go in different directions. You can get into a car wreck, and it can cause irreparable damage. A storm can wreak havoc and cause irreparble damage. You can lose your life in a car, you can lose your life in a storm. As grim as this seems, do you see the connection? I think I will call who ever is in charge of “naming the storms” and suggest what I have just written there. Instead of Irene, it could have been called, “The Mercedes-Benz Hurricane” – it has a better ring to it too. No humiliation to the person who the storm is named after, and no jokes, nothing.
Now, a person can approach slowly or quickly, they too can go in all directions…The person can cause a “wreck” in a relationship, and they can do “irreparable harm” as well. And, sadly there are people who can “kill” others, metaphorically, and literally.
As a Christian, I approach Jesus quickly, and I want to go with Him and the Word in all directions, and I want to form a relationship, and LIVE with Him through all eternity. There are those who do not choose to go this route, and who will “die” and invariably wreak havoc on their own “lives” and their own “souls.”
Now although we do not have a choice in “naming a Hurricane,” we do, however, have a choice where Jesus Christ is concerned. We can approach Him slowly, and learn His word quickly…We can go in His direction, and follow Him in all directions; and we can form a lasting relationship with Jesus, and live.
I choose Christ as my only Savior, and God as my Father. I know He lived and died for me (us), and He promises us eternal salvation; and to live with Him in Paradise, drinking from the Living Waters, never to thirst again. To be free of pain, misery, stress…To be free and love fully and openly, to be in existence forever and always. And, to be reunited with my loved ones, my handsome Daddy; my best friend Barbara, and all of those who have gone to eternal life in Paradise with our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
A person has a choice of Life or Death. Life in Christ, or death without Him…You have a choice, which way will you turn? Don’t be a storm in the destruction of your life; let the Lord Jesus Christ be your safe harbor, come in out of the storm and rest in His tranquil waters and live forever….Amen~
Psalm 37:39 NKJV “But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble.”