Yes, perhaps a bit cliche, but along the east coast the storm is coming and it won’t be calm for long. So here is a very common quote.
“The calm before the storm.” – English Proverb, Unknown Origin
Here are some Bible passages to ponder as we brace for Irene. The first quote from Jesus is about preparedness and recognizing the signs of the times, or in our case, the impending storm.
“When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; 3 and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening’.” – Matthew 16:2 NKJV
Now for an inspiring verse of faith, where Jesus calms the storm:
Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. 24 And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!”
But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?” Matthew 8:23-27 NKJV
Be smart, be safe, and trust that Jesus is the Master of the Storm, not Irene.