The rush of lightning is fierce and strong, cracking into the surface of the forest and burning up the sky with light amid darkness. In these moments of storming and crashing, a helplessness can be found in nature's acceptance of the storm. Still and quiet, it welcomes the storm as it waters the dry lands, replenishes the flowers and crops. Yet, the storms inside provoke our own response of, "Enough, God help us!" Would we but act like nature in face of storms, perhaps the peace would come knowing that the storm will replenish and restore.
He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” (Mark 4:39-40).