When a new light shines upon the mundane, we are awakened from the stupor of our commonplace.

A refreshing storm rolled through this morning. It swept the countryside with deep shades of wonder.

Lord, when our lives seem beset by storm and the clouds are ready to let loose, may we still look out upon Your glory. For there is a calm even in the midst of a darkened day. Your light still shines. Your love ever runs wild.

Recent days have me sifting through old songs I’ve written. Though years separate me from many of the lyrics, most still ring true. I’ve been posting them to this site and hope to make them all available soon. (Thanks to my brother, David, for his constant encouragement and for his persistence in prodding me.) Here’s a teaser – Elihu’s Song (Job 36-37). Singing about a storm. 🙂

You open up the floodgates of heaven above & rain down abundantly on me.

A mighty whisper pierces me.

With each old truth I listen to, it’s as if a mighty whisper from the past is piercing me anew. May He pierce you, too!

Edit: After reading Emily Cook’s thoughts on the storm, I figured I’d also post this song which entered my thoughts this morning – Glory (Psalm 29)

Courtesy of weakandloved.com

Courtesy of weakandloved.com

Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones,
    give unto the Lord glory and strength.
Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name;
    worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders;
    the Lord is over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.