Job 26.8-14 The flash and crash were simultaneous. The whole house shuddered, like it was about to come apart, and all the lights went out. The dogs erupted in a frenzied fuss of frightened yelping, and I ducked my head. The force of the concussion rocked me to my soul and shook my body through and through. I thought a moment that I might be dead. The strike was just across the street, and set the neighbor’s house on fire. The sudden power of that fierce lightning bolt caused me to cower--- so close, so inescapable! And yet, that terrifying crash, that flash and blaze--- they’re just the edge and whisper of His ways. T.M. and Susie Moore make their home in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. He is Principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, and the author of 8 books of poetry. He and Susie have collaborated on more than 30 books, which may be found, together with their many other writings and resources, including the daily teaching letter Scriptorium, at www.ailbe.org.