...............The Hellwig Family

Saturday, July 17, 2010

"The Voice of the Lord Breaks the Cedars"

Posted by Gabrielle

Last night, shortly after 9:00, when most of us were in bed, and the sky had been darkening with a storm for some time with faint rumblings of thunder in the distance, that a terrific crash of thunder woke most of us from dozing, but we didn't experience a power outage and it wasn't until this morning that we discovered what had happened.

Lightning had struck a tree in the backyard of Meme and Pepe's house next door, about 15 yards from that house and 30 from ours. We are very thankful there is no one living there right now.
It's not exactly a cedar. It's a sweet-gum tree, but, you get the picture. :) It was quite an experience.

Examining the striped tree. We're finding bark from the tree scattered over our yard, some from amazing distances.

Some closeup shots

Cute little brothers finding pieces of the bark almost as big as themselves. :)

"...The God of glory thunders, The Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful, The voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; Yes, the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; ...And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everything says, "Glory!" " Psalm 29: 3-5 + 8a-9

1 comment:

Elaine J. Dalton said...

Cool! We had something similar happen a couple years ago. The lightening splintered a fir tree near our house and scared everyone who was looking out of the window at the time. Dad went out and discovered the tree during a break in the major storm. It was pretty cool and we were very thankful it didn't hit the house. ;)