Tuesday, August 16, 2005

sha-BOOM sha-BOOM!

Man! Did we ever have a big thunderstorm last night. Once there were three big percussive blasts in one huge roll of thunder. One "boom" sounded like one of the explosions in "Independence Day"--complete with the laser sound that preceded it. It was amazing! It was also at 2 in the morning....

The storm must've been right over the island because the thunder and lightning was coming all at the same time and I've always been told that you can tell about how far away a thunderstorm is by counting the seconds between the lightning and the thunder, but in this case there weren't any seconds in between!

All I could think of was what it must've been like when the Nephites and Lamanites went through "thunderings and lightnings" as it's recorded in The Book of Mormon. I'm sure that it was much, much worse, but what a reminder of the awesome power of nature in response to God.

I hear the rolling thunder

Thy power throughout the universe displayed.


Anonymous said...

wow, i miss thunderstorms. since i've been here we've only had one and kind of small... somewhat unusual for maine in the summer. the entire four years i lived in saipan we had maybe 2... i only remember 1 though. now that i'm gone, HUGE! just my luck!

a man from Saipan said...

We almost never had good thunder storms when I was there. I think I remember just one. Now with the crazy hurricane in New Orleans... the weather is crazy.