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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Storm clouds on the horizon

After the Storm,  11x14"  Oil on canvas
©2009, Helen Read

Though we have not had a huge storm here today, this is what the sky looks like right now in the east! 
Very large billowy clouds - its a little unusual for our area, but very beautiful. 

This painting has a story!   It actually was a massive storm with tornadoes that I drove through in northern Indiana a couple of years ago.  Only after we had driven through the thick of it, could we look back and see the beauty of the sun on the clouds.  Something of a metaphor for life, I think! 
Also, as we were still driving through it, in near darkness, a bright golden light from the western horizon started seeping underneath the clouds and the storm moved eastward.  After a short time, everything was absolutely bathed in golden light!  It was breath taking. 
And, I was reminded of the biblical verse, "no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him."  (I Cor. 2:9)
If such breathtaking moments on earth remind us of these things ...  just imagine how much more awaits those who love God!?   Pretty cool! 

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