Greensboro has had some strange thunderstorms this summer. They hit parts of the city and in other parts of Greensboro, it doesn't even rain. Late Tuesday afternoon, the winds were really strong downtown. In the above photo, you see the former First Presbyterian Church in the background. In the foreground, you see a pear tree that broke at the O. Henry Monument. Storms remind us that humans are not always in control.
The scene, with the church and storm, evokes the following Old Testament Bible verse: "It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain." Isaiah 4:6. There are days when places like the Old First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, now the Greensboro Historical Museum, become shelter and shade from the heat of the day. Also, they are a great place to go to hide from the storm and rain, whether the storm is literal or imagined. In the photo below, you see a view, a few feet to the right, with all of the newspaper boxes that had blow over. Happy Sunday! We hope you had a great Fourth of July and that today is a calm, storm-free, day of rest. If there is a storm, the historical museum is open.