Storms of Life

Sandy the hurricane has passed through the Caribbean and is devastating parts of the US and Canada. As I write, there are 30 dead in the US alone amidst flooding, falling trees, boats flung on cliffs or sunk, fires and collapsing buildings.

Right here at our guest house in Nairobi, a US family is waiting out the storm. They should have left last night to fly back to Newark, but would have had to layover in Amsterdam until Saturday night due to cancelled flights. They preferred to wait here rather than be stranded at airports. Good call.

However, the consolation in all this is that storms do actually pass on – even Sandy is passing just as any storm will do. While they last, precaution, wisdom and prayer are essential.

Life storms take different shapes. They could be political, spiritual, financial, marital or just a natural catastrophe like Sandy. They are bound to come. Their seasons are unpredictable, and so are the magnitudes. It is heartening to know that God, the creator of the universe, is neither taken by surprise nor overwhelmed by the storms we experience.

“He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and He guided them to their desired haven” (Ps 107:29-30)

Depending on our preparedness or lack of it, and our ability to listen to godly counsel or not, we could be made stronger or could be completely devastated by any given storm.

My prayer, for you and myself, is that we will all find strength in Christ to weather any storm that comes our way!

~ Ibrahim


About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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One Response to Storms of Life

  1. Deborah Cressman says:

    We made it safely through, totally seeing God protecting us. The storm’s eye landed a couple of hours earlier than predicted and thus not coinciding with the full moon lunar tide that night or we’d be seeing a worse story than what we have now. It also landed a little further south than predicted which that little bit changed our forcast to lighter wind and rain. We didn’t even loose power and our basement stay fairly dry. You could almost think they predicted wrong but we know it was God answering prayer! it was scary enough, I can’t imagine living through a stronger storm although this one is so large we are still having breezes from the system. Keep praying as West Virginia is still getting snow with 29in. on the ground already and no electricity. Thank you all for your prayers.
    PS. Neal’s job is with one of electric companies so he will be out for days working. Keep first responders in your prayers too. Being tired, working long hours and the devastation they see can be hard.
    Love to you all,
    Deborah Cressman

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