Friday, July 6, 2012

Unbridled Power

You must have heard by now about all the ASTOUNDINGLY crazy weather in the USA the last few weeks.  The Colorado fires alone have burned hundreds of homes and consumed 2.1 million acres!  There is a thick smog in our town, although we are miles from any of the fires. 


There was a freak wind storm called a "derecho", see below, on the East coast (that our friends were caught in!) which produced incredibly strong, long and devastating winds and rains.  "Experts say it had energy readings five times that of normal thunderstorms."  Just look at that picture-terrifyingly but I'm so intrigued by it!



And then add up all the flooding in Florida, droughts in the middle of the country with probably more shocking weather to come.

I've been emerged in this news lately, specifically finding several articles where scientists pointedly blame Global Warming.  And while that is probably true and a good scientific explanation...

Witnessing this weather also gives me a new, more awe-filled, reverent view of God.  The Lord had a very candid conversation with Job one time, asking the poor guy if HE was the one who had seen the   heavenly stockpiles of snow or commanded the morning to come forth?!  Did Job ever measure out the Earth or taken a good look at the storehouses of hail that are reserved for times of trouble??  Was it Job who could lead the way of a thunderbolt or command the waters to do his bidding? 

No.  That role is God's and His alone!

I think it's safe to say that the Lord is not shocked by this weather and certainly not out of control.  Although devastation often ensues from floods, fires, and more, it does not go unknown by the One who created it.  I think one purpose of it is to rightfully elevate our view of Him and His power.  There is so little we are in control.  A devastatingly, humble thought if you ask me.

I am experiencing a real awareness of my "smallness" in the midst of these powerful acts of nature.  I also am in astounding awe of the God who could create, command, and control the very power of what we see happening here on Earth.  

Isn't the power that He possesses overwhelming?  Join me in elevating your view of Him and that ALL of this-walls of fire, waves of water, strong winds, and more-point to His glory.
Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
    or walked in the recesses of the deep?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you,

    or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
 Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
    Declare, if you know all this.

Job 38:16-18

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10 comments:

  1. We were in the path of the Derecho and it was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen! We spent a couple hours that night in our basement but were spared any real damage or loss of power. And yes, it has left me in awe of our powerful God.

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    1. Wow Rose I'm so glad you and your family are safe. The reports I read in the paper and the pictures I saw were CRAZY! God is so creative and powerful.

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  2. The Derecho hit our town but not us specifically - it just seemed like a horrific storm, but there was another on Sunday that appeared to be a small twister that went directly through our yard. We lost many branches, had downed lines in our driveway, it tore the gutters off our house, and we've spent days removing huge debris.

    And yet ... a pool blew away before a limb landed in that exact spot. A branch knocked off the gutters but didn't damage the house. Another large limb fell from three stories up and smashed the compost bin but missed the shed less than a foot away. It's amazing how he can orchestrate the storm.

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    1. Wow that is CRAZY! I'm so glad to hear that you are safe but WOW--all that damage is incredibly hard to deal with and try to clean up. Keep us posted on how things are going out there!

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  3. Hi! I've been thinking about this too, as it seems the weather seems to be getting more and more severe. Here in the Philippines we've had really bad floods. We really see the power of God! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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    1. Wow in the Philippines too?? It's all over the world I guess. Amazing! So glad you stopped by :)

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  4. thank you for putting this whole weather thing is the right perspective! Yes, God ! It is soooo hot here today, over 100 degrees.
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    stay cool!

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  5. Been awhile since I've visited :). I absolutely love the picture of that storm cloud! The weather certainly is a powerful reminder of the God we serve!

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  6. Job 38 is one of my favorite passages of scripture- I love how God paints such a vivid picture of his power and grace. He is in control of every little thing! Love it- Thanks!

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  7. Very good post! I find it funny how the "experts" always point things to global warming or some kind of phenomena! They really will use any excuse instead of calling it an act of God. The world really is groaning for the Lords redemption (rom 8:22) Every time the weather acts up its a pleasant reminder that Jesus is coming back! :) I do feel for those whose lives are affected by it though! Hopefully through the tragedy they will turn to their Savior!

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