Monday, October 29, 2012

On the Fringe of a Hurricane...an edited re-post


The wind bends the air in mutinous growls
Baring its jowls, a ferocious beast
Yesterday’s sunshine is swallowed by scowls
As hurricane Sandy arrives from the east

Fall's jaunty languor has furrowed its brow
Purpose of plundering rides on the gale
As shutters flung open are bolted now
Respectful of nature’s preeminent wail

Elements tremble beyond man’s control
Over our delicate measure of thought
As we recognize the vulnerable whole
In every achievement that human has wrought

Faith, hope and trust cling tight to the arm
That gives and takes in a flash on the sod
As nature unleashes its wrath in a storm

© Janet Martin
They tell us the hurricane forces have not yet arrived and it is WILD out there. Many in the area are already out of power. It seems this is going to get worse before it gets better. My thoughts and prayers are with those in the brunt of it now.

Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord,
    your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones!
For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord?
    Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord,
a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones,
    and awesome above all who are around him?
O Lord God of hosts,
    who is mighty as you are, O Lord,
    with your faithfulness all around you?
You rule the raging of the sea;
    when its waves rise, you still them.
10 You crushed Rahab like a carcass;
    you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
11 The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours;
    the world and all that is in it, you have founded them.
12 The north and the south, you have created them;
    Tabor and Hermon joyously praise your name.
13 You have a mighty arm;
    strong is your hand, high your right hand. 
Ps. 89: 5-13

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation." Isa. 12:2

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