AFTER ULMER

AFTER ULMER

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

After "Ulmer" things grew calmer.
It's good to see the sun again.
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The historic "Blizzard Ulmer" has finally died out leaving residue from her fierce system behind:
Insurance agents scramble to keep up with unceasing customer "cell" traffic.
Flood victims are reeling and dealing with housing issues.
Sump pumps are running overtime in busy households.
Work schedules are being readjusted.
Roads are being restored.
The city's water issues have been tapped and maxed out.
 Meteorologists are recording and reviewing the sweeping historic effects of Blizzard Ulmer with an excitement beyond recording; making new discoveries and rewinding and rewatching the curious weather patterns in her wake.
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Storms affect us profoundly.
This is their nature.
While it's difficult to see the value of a storm while experiencing it,
its aftermath can wield a priceless and invaluable wisdom, both in regard to weather and our personal lives when we face our storms in a responsive and attentive manner.
God utilizes storms for our good and His glory and, through them, He teaches us about His unchangiing and stationary role in our storm and in our story.
And the storm tells a story about God's glory always!
It's really quite a wonder ... and much bigger than a Blizzard Ulmer.
From the storm:
-We learn all that we don't know.
-We grow in our assessment of resources needed for future storms.
-We work together to restore and effectively participate in restoration and community.
We positively take the gleanings of the storm, however disastrous they appear, and offer them up to God and see what He might do with them.
And out of the wreckage and with a little bit of time erupts something God-sized that we could never have imagined.
 God delights in doing the impossible in our storm and in elevating His glory so we see Him.
God is, after all, in the eye of the storm,
 and with His eye on the storm every moment.
For storms that come and storms that go and all we learn of Him,
we give Him praise.
God is the "calmer" of the Ulmer ...
 forever and always.
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