I don't know about the rest of you and what the weather is like where you live, but it's been crazy around South Carolina the past couple of months. And from what I can tell on the news, across the rest of the country it's been pretty crazy too. There have been record numbers of tornadoes, floods, winds, and storms pretty much everywhere. I have lived the majority of my life in the Carolinas and until about a month ago, in the Carolinas I have never seen THIS.
I was out riding bikes with my family for about 20 minutes last night and stopped to talk to a neighbor. In about 5 minutes, the sky got dark and the wind started howling, and we got the heck out of dodge if you know what I mean. Ride like the wind I tell you...and the wind was blowing seriously fast.
I saw this picture last night that a friend linked on facebook of the storm here in town. It was taken about 10 minutes from where I live.
Ummm.... now listen, I don't know a thing about tornadoes except what I've seen on Extreme Weather on the Weather Channel or on the movie "Terrible Tuesday" that I watched several times in school growing up, but isn't that sort of how tornadoes start? And whether it is or not, I'd just like to say that I live in South Carolina because we don't have storms like people do out in places like Kansas and Oklahoma....and I like that about South Carolina. But perhaps we do have storms sort of like that...actually, apparently we do.
Last week when I was in Montana there were storms in town with over 80 mph straight-line winds. I'd never even heard of straight-line winds until a friend told me that they took out 17 trees in her yard and completely rearranged the furniture at her neighborhood pool. Look what they did to my yard too. I guess I'm lucky to just have one tree casualty....still, look where this thing fell.
(Yes that is directly between the 2 play sets in my yard. Um.... I'm a little uncomfortable with that. And the fact that it was entirely uprooted.)
And then last night I also heard of a roof blowing directly off of a building into the middle of a major road. This does not happen here. Oh yeah, and when we were coming back from our trip the other night, there was a billboard at our exit that was bent into a 90 degree angle. Just wrapped around the pole, like it was a piece of cardboard that someone flicked too hard.
All to say, it's weird. And did you know that apparently one of Saturn's moons lost a ring recently too? Yeah...random tidbit I learned from a friend who knows tidbits like that. And I can't help but really wonder to myself...how do you know when it really is the "end times?" I mean, the Bible says we won't know the exact date and time of Jesus' return, but it does say that things can get weirder beforehand. I don't claim to know at all ya'll, but I do wonder. And in the end, what I do know is that however weird and weathery it gets here, when He comes back...I for one am going with Him.
Labels: Food for Thought