If you have been watching the news the last few days you have seen that Hurricane Sandy has been a big deal here in the northeast part of the country. NYC subways have flooded and people are with power and even reports of some people dead. This storm is a huge tragedy.
What I have noticed though is that 1 rain drop doesn’t really bother anyone. Even 100 raindrops isn’t that big of a deal. It is when Billions of raindrops all drop at the same time that destruction, damage, and death start to happen. It is when all those rain drops happen that things are never the same again.
I think it is that way in life. One bad thing, one Monday, one thing happens and it hurts and we notice it but it doesn’t really disrupt us. But then sometimes it feels like a billion bad things happen all that same time and then it really hurts. It really costs us something and we are never the same again.
So what do we do? How do we deal? I think that when all those bad things happen we take our plan from those who have lived through the real hurricanes. We rebuild, put our lives back together again as best as possible and we try to move on. We carry the memories, the scars, and the limp that came from it but we still carry on. We plug-in to a strength that comes from God and is bigger than ourselves and we start moving forward. Yes, still with the grief and pain but we use that to strengthen our resolve and carry ourselves closer to a time when there will be no more raindrops, hurricanes, cancer, death, poverty, and injustice.
So then, when you find yourself in the hurricanes of life may you find that your strength comes from above and may you find that strength to hang on for just a little bit longer because a new day is coming where rain does not win.