The storm has a way about it. Sometimes it can be violent or perhaps even a little calming. That’s the beauty of God’s work. It has that influence over us. Yet the storm can provide a teachable moment, a moment in our time and place that allows for reflection and a minute or two of anticipation. Sometimes God allows this time just for us to grow into our role and our place.
Once the storm passes nearly always the sun shines brightly and we know that everything is fine. What a relief. That’s exactly how God’s planned it and He’s always right on time!
2:30 p.m. update:If you’re well north and west you might still be waiting on Irene. However, south and east of D.C. rain is beginning to add up. Very little has fallen in parts of northern Loudoun County to .3-.6 (light gray) in a belt from near D.C. to Baltimore and then up to 1” plus over far southeast areas. Yellows and oranges well southeast are in the 2-4” range already. This pattern of rainfall was expected during the day, and more consistently heavier rains will continue to advance north and northwest into the evening.
Even before the brunt, local EMS offices are reporting increased calls with power lines already coming down and water leaking into structures.