Let the storm come !!!
The above picture is still the dry river bed of Limpopo near Sentinel Farm. But at a certain point between December and February this year the same river bank was bursting it’s seams and raging.
In its rage it carried uprooted massive trees trunks for kilometres on end and only dumped them when the storms stopped.
In the image above all the trees and scree do not belong to the river bed. They got entangled in the small islands when the storm subsided.
These are the challenges that end up on you door step and at times fear make you belive they are there for eternity…. until the next storm comes.
When the next storm comes it will find the tree trunks cracked, bored by termites and slowly breaking apart and it will take a small nudge of the powerful water to break the huge tree trunks into smithereens and none existence and the little surviving debris will be taken further down the river.
So, do not be afraid of the coming storm. It bears more strength and will sweep away the ills of the past season from your doorstep.
Brace for the storm. It will take away the rubble.
Brace for the storm. It would rather bring new challenges for newer territories.
And at the seventh time he said, “Behold, a little cloud like a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you.'” And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel.
1 Kings 18:44-45 ESV
Remember, raging storms leave clean river banks. Same story with life, all challenges bring cleaner slates, greater wisdom and more courage to walk forward.