A perfect storm is defined as a particularly violent storm arising from a rare combination of adverse meteorological factors or a particularly bad or critical situation arising from a number of negative and unpredictable factors. Many say that a perfect storm is synonymous with “worst case scenario”.
In the area of meteorology, The Perfect Storm occurred in 1991 as a hurricane out of Canada with 75 mph winds moved southward along the east coast of the US. The hurricane eventually became a cyclone before becoming a tropical storm. The damage totaled $200 million dollars and the death toll was 13.
Perfect storms are not only packaged in weather systems. I remember when I was a nurse in the intensive care, we had this saying that emergencies with our patients seem to always come in threes...creating a perfect storm for our shift.
Perfect storms happen in our individual lives. Maybe you have experienced it yourself or someone you love has. As if one loss wasn’t enough, another and another occurred. Maybe you have said of yourself or another, not sure how many more of these we can take!
We can be sure that Job experienced the Perfect Storm in his life and we will be studying this for the month of September. We will launch this series on September 10th with guest speaker, Molly Monroe who will share with us her Perfect Storm. You will hear how Molly’s faith in God helped her weather the storm of losing a mother, a baby, and a marriage all in a very short time.
I look forward to sharing Perfect Storms and faithfulness.