“And the wheat and the spelt were not struck for they ripen later.”
~ Exodus 9:32

The seventh plague to strike Egypt was a hailstorm which destroyed everything outdoors, except the wheat and spelt crops.

How did their ripening-time save them?

Since they hadn’t matured, the seedlings were bendable, allowing them to absorb the force of the hail without being broken or uprooted.

Life is full of storms.

The only way to weather them – without breaking or being blown hither and thither – is to be supple. This means remaining grounded while being flexible enough to change.