Do you think of God during Lightning Storms?

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@josie_ (4470)
Philippines
February 20, 2017 5:10am CST
We were having pork chops for dinner. It was such a nice sunny afternoon, I decided to take a leisurely walk to the public market. After buying a lb. of freshly chopped pork from my butcher, I headed for home. Somehow the weather took a change for the worse. Ominous dark clouds came out of nowhere and blanketed the sky. Tiny drops of rain started to fall as I quicken the pace of my strides. Midway through my dash home, the skies open up and the rain poured through, soaking me to the skin. Looking for temporary shelter from the downpour, I headed to a nearby Cathedral where a crowd in the same predicament as I were congregating in it's foyer. Thunder rumbled with a deep disturbing dissonance and lighting tore through the sky's fabric. Some people in the vestibule instinctively cringe inward as if electricity had surge into their bodies. In this holy of all holy sanctuaries, thoughts of hell's damnation for unrepentant sinners and sheep who have long left the flock of the church should have cross my mind given the frightening display of GOD's WRATH! However, that was not what I was thinking as I continue watching and listening to nature's symphony in the sky. Glancing at the time, I was wondering what was the quickest way to prepare our supper. Should I use the oven, turbo broiler or pan fry? Suddenly a"flash" of insight cross my mind. How about asking God to cook the pork chops with a bolt of lightning? The rain had began to taper off although there were some occasional lightning strikes in the distance. I decided to wait until the sky fully cleared before continuing on my way home. No sense in taking a chance GOD heard my irreverent thoughts and decided to grant my wish for well cooked pork chops with me as an additional roast dish. Do you think of "God" and your mortality during lightning storms? Image: Public Domain Pictures
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• United States
21 Feb
I think of God and the glorious storm he provided for us to see. Love a good old thunderstorm. However, I prefer to be sheltered when one happens.
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@josie_ (4470)
• Philippines
21 Feb
@ElusiveButterfly _ Better safe indoor since the odds of l in 700,000 being struck by lightning in the US is not very comforting.
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• United States
22 Feb
@josie_ you can be struck while indoors as well.
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@josie_ (4470)
• Philippines
22 Feb
@ElusiveButterfly _No place to hide for us sinners.
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@averygirl72 (12416)
• Philippines
21 Feb
I think God is very near when there is lightning storms like he is demonstrating his power up in the sky. Sometimes that's what I think
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@josie_ (4470)
• Philippines
22 Feb
@averygirl72 _I do too even though I'm not a religious person.
@averygirl72 (12416)
• Philippines
22 Feb
@josie_ Not religious you don't go to church?
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@josie_ (4470)
• Philippines
22 Feb
@averygirl72 _ Only when I have to get out of the rain. I also agree with Matthew 6:6
@DianneN (57243)
• United States
20 Feb
I think of Him all the time.
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@josie_ (4470)
• Philippines
22 Feb
@DianneN _It is reassuring to have someone looking over us.
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@DianneN (57243)
• United States
22 Feb
@josie_ Definitely!
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@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
21 Feb
Interesting way to look at things. I think many times when faced with some kind of challenge God is there first in my mind as I ask him for guidance and to help me.
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@josie_ (4470)
• Philippines
22 Feb
@KrauseHome _It is a comforting thought and your comment reminded me of the song, "You'll never walk along" which also seem appropriate for this post.
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@jaboUK (50081)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb
No I don't - I just marvel at the power of nature. Love your humorous slant here
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@josie_ (4470)
• Philippines
22 Feb
@jaboUK _Not funny to be struck by lightning. I pray God also has a sense of humor.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
20 Feb
Oh, yes, very much so. By the way, I appreciated your wit and humor about God hearing you and roasting you with the pork chops...I had a good chuckle. Lightening is the best expression of my God for me, and I feel extremely drawn to His Might and Power. However, I do not feel subservient...rather the opposite...excited and exhilarated. I am very close to my God and my sense of humor defines him as my close companion. And no, on theses occasion I do not think of my own mortality...I just revel in his company.
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@josie_ (4470)
• Philippines
21 Feb
@Gita17112016 _This post was made with humor in mind. Religion is a touchy subject and some people take it too seriously. Hopefully no one was offended by my irreverence.
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@josie_ (4470)
• Philippines
23 Feb
@Gita17112016 _When you open the comment box you will notice a blue "mylot code" underneath it. That's where you find the emoji. You can also import image by using the "Add image"
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• Trinidad And Tobago
23 Feb
@josie_ Thanks. Just trying it out!
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@pammooratan (4726)
• Delhi, India
20 Feb
Enjoy the pork chop.
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@josie_ (4470)
• Philippines
20 Feb
@pammooratan _God decided not to supply me with a bolt of lightning so I'll have to do the cooking myself.
• Delhi, India
20 Feb
@josie_ Yes.
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@jstory07 (56915)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Feb
No I just figure it is anels bowling and the thunder is their strikes.
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@josie_ (4470)
• Philippines
23 Feb
@jstory07 _I wonder if they have to tuck in their wings before throwing the balls. They're kinda cumbersome. Or maybe they just check it in with the cloakroom attendant before proceeding to the bowling lanes.
@traceh (304)
• Cape Town, South Africa
20 Feb
I think lightning is a true show of Gods power, they make us realize that God is truly powerful.
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@josie_ (4470)
• Philippines
20 Feb
@traceh _It's during moments like this that this atheist is awe struck with the fear of God.
@Kandae11 (25515)
20 Feb
I hate being caught outdoors during a lightning storm.
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@josie_ (4470)
• Philippines
20 Feb
@Kandae11 _Me too. I don't want to become a roast dish.
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@MarymargII (8197)
• Toronto, Ontario
25 Feb
I don't like being out when they are happening and yes I do think of God then and his majesty but generally don't mind them if I'm outdoors.