As we all learned from elementary school science class, or from the movie Twister, the safest place to be during a tornado is in the center. This is where there is an unexpected calm, where, as the winds circumvent it, peace remains.
Although I’m sure the point has been made elsewhere, I was recently reminded that when the storms effect our lives, this too is where we want to be, for as Christians, our desire is that Jesus is the center of our lives. At the center He not only calms the waves and the seas (Matthew 8:26-28), but He is the source of unexpected peace. His eyes are on the sparrow (Matthew 10:29), and its in the eye of His grace that solace reigns.
Let us not forget this when life throws challenges at us and when things don’t go as we planned. Run to the center. Run to the One who commands peace (Luke 24:6). Run to where the storm swirls around you but can cause no lasting harm.