Yesterday we celebrated the 4th of July. Our family enjoyed fireworks as a part of that celebration. We enjoyed the lights, colors, and booming sounds of fireworks set off all around Lake Providence. We shouted and cheered with joy as we watched the the show from our boat in the middle of the lake.
This morning we all woke up to the sound of the most intense thunder we have heard in many years. There were flashes of lightening followed immediately by the cracks and booms of thunder so loud and so powerful it literally shook our beds! The thunder crashed, roared, boomed and rolled for hours and hours producing an enormous amount of rain.
At dinnertime, we all shared our high point and low point from the day. Josiah’s high point was that storm. He told us that as much as he enjoyed the sounds and sights of the fireworks last night, they didn’t even compare to the power and majesty of the storm we experienced this morning. That storm reminded him of the intensity of God’s power and the beauty of His glory!
Emmy shared with us a passage of scripture she had read today.
“Behold, God is great, and we do not know Him;
Nor can the number of His years be discovered.
For He draws up drops of water,
Which distill as rain from the mist,
Which the clouds drop down
And pour abundantly on man.
Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of clouds,
The thunder from His canopy?
Look, He scatters His light upon it,
And covers the depths of the sea.
For by these He judges the peoples;
He gives food in abundance.
He covers His hands with lightning,
And commands it to strike.
His thunder declares it,
At this also my heart trembles,
And leaps from its place.
Hear attentively the thunder of His voice,
And the rumbling that comes from His mouth.
He sends it forth under the whole heaven,
His lightning to the ends of the earth.
After it a voice roars;
He thunders with His majestic voice,
And He does not restrain them when His voice is heard.
God thunders marvelously with His voice;
He does great things which we cannot comprehend.
The cattle also, concerning the rising storm.”
Psalm 29:3-4 says,
The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
The God of glory thunders;
The Lord is over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
Revelation 4:5 says that from God’s throne proceeds lightnings and thunderings and voices!
God’s glory is greater than anything we can imagine! His voice is powerful! His Word is true! Our God is mighty!!!
The next time you are in a thunderstorm, remember that God is the creator of that storm and HIS voice is mighty! HE is mighty! He is King. He is ruler of the universe! He is to be feared and to be praised!