So this bird lives in the Keys. He is comfortable when a storm is coming and when it is bright and sunny or clear and dark. We saw a water sprout just before a storm. The bird was unconcerned.
From The Heart of Abba
From the storm,
Within the storm,
Through the storm.
You are anchored,
No matter what is swirling around you.
In my mind, I saw a picture of a storm path in a very poor area. Most houses were destroyed but one stood. Then began to “hear” this reminder.
Just as during a hurricane one house stands and another falls,
So also is it with my people.
Those who stand,
Both buildings and people,
Have a strong foundation.
I am your bedrock,
And your cornerstone .
You see my smile.
(As I remind you of a deeper truth).
Even when a house is destroyed
Or my children falter,
I am He who rebuilds and restores.
Matthew 7:24-27 New Living Translation (NLT)
Building on a Solid Foundation
24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”
1Peter 5:10 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.