The “calm before the storm”. This saying was originally used by sailors…. “they observed that right before a storm hit the weather became eerily calm…. the air is very stable and causes what is referred to as the calm or “lull” before the storm.” We’ve all heard the term the “eye of the hurricane. The eye is the calmest part of the hurricane located in the center. The entire hurricane rotates around the eye. It is usually 20-40 miles in diameter.
There are times in our lives that seem like we’re in the eye of a hurricane or in the calm before the storm.… maybe it’s the time before a game begins in the locker room …it’s quiet and everyone is waiting. Maybe it’s a few days or hours before a woman delivers a baby…. everything is quiet, but not for long. I remember the time before jumping from a very loud C-130 plane ….waiting to go, the men are quiet, some actually fall asleep.. yet in a few moments you were going out the door into the sky.
This time of waiting for the results of the presidential election …seems like we’re in the eye of the hurricane. It’s calm at the moment, but what’s going to happen in 24 hours or 24 days or24 months ?!?
At this point, there’s really not much you can do to prepare…either you’re ready or not. Yet, there is one thing we can do and that’s to entrust ourselves to the Lord….ask for his help and care and provision.
“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want;he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters;he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup overflows.Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” (Psalm 23:1-6)
So regardless of what winds lie on the other side of the “eye of the hurricane”, we can trust that the Lord will be there with us. He has work for us to do…it will be exciting. And let’s always remember that Christ will have the last word.