His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles. Psalm 97:4
My father was an old Navy man and weather watching was his hobby. From the first rumble of thunder in the distance, the first pulses of flash beyond the horizon, the first whiff of rain in the air, we’d all dash out the door and watch the storms roll in. Counting the seconds between flash and rumble, watching the wind shift and the tree limbs bow to the power, we kids would stand next to him sharing in his awe. “God is truly alive,” he’d whisper.
I still share that feeling when the storms rumble. I have personally witnessed the destruction they can bring. I have survived floods and tornadoes and hurricanes. Yet, I am not afraid. I only experience the awe and wonder of watching creation set in motion at the hand of a mighty Master.
Now, I need to work on feeling the same reassurance when the storms of my life come rolling in, knowing I am powerless to stop them. May I have the confidence of a child to sit back and watch, secure in the knowledge that no matter what, the Lord of the Universe is in control. Though my world may be shaken, my faith will not be. Then I can whisper, “God is truly alive.”