The power of God in creation is revealed in many ways. From nature’s might to its beauty, we are reminded of the infinite depth and majesty of God in the making of our amazing universe.
In Massachusetts on Saturday, Harry Minucci got an exceedingly rare opportunity to observe this power in an up-close and personal way.
Probably so up-close it was uncomfortable — maybe even terrifying.
Minucci was watching a storm roll across the South Boston bay when he pulled out his camera. As his camera panned over the Columbia Yacht Club marina, he recorded the shot of a lifetime.
Although lightning had struck in the far distance, Minucci wasn’t expecting such an epic sight to occur.
From the dark storm clouds, a massive bolt of lightning rips through the sky and strikes a small vessel directly in front of Minucci.
Wait for it…..
This #lightning strike ⚡️ hit a boat at the Columbia Yacht Club in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday!
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) July 7, 2019
Fox News reported the boat’s owner was, fortunately, not on board at the time and that no injuries were reported.
The video illustrates why it is so important to be safe during lightning storms. A strike such as the one that Minucci recorded could prove fatal.
Storms in the Northeast have not relented and have resulted in massive flooding in Washington, D.C.
This is fine. pic.twitter.com/tLw5nJai49
— Brian Radzinsky (@b_radzinsky) July 8, 2019
The above video shows a massive amount of moving water through the streets. But the problems aren’t limited to the surface, as another Twitter user showed flooding breaking through the ceiling of the D.C. subway and pouring onto the tracks.
— Niina H. Farah (@niina_h_farah) July 8, 2019
Nature’s power should always serve as a reminder of the might and strength of our Creator.
Flash Flood Emergency for the Washington DC metro area this morning!
— Live Storm Chasers (@Livestormchaser) July 8, 2019
The prophet Jeremiah reminds us of this in the 32nd chapter of his writing: “Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”
Truth and Accuracy
We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.