24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea… 26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. 27 And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”
Matthew 8:24, 26-27

It’s tornado season around here. We’ve seen the power of these storms lately. But the Lord is God and He has power over these storms. A few years ago, there were 19 tornadoes in the DFW area in one day. There was damage, but not one life was lost that night. I was struck by the power and mercy of God in one event.


With all the science and technology of modern times, humans cannot control the weather and are limited in the ability to predict the weather. God alone controls the weather and in the passage above, Jesus is confirmed as the Son of God by his authority over the wind and waves.
Remind your kids that God is in control. Seek Him for protection in the storms.


  • Write your thoughts and feelings on a stormy day.
  • Do a chalk drawing of storm clouds.
  • Observe the effects of a storm – broken branches, leaves blown, flooding, etc.


Learn about weather.
Record aspects of the weather – be a meterologist.  Record rain, using a rain gauge.  Record the direction and speed of the wind.  Record humidity and temperature.

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