Words from the Heart for Tuesday May 8th, 2018
These are just the beginning of all that he does, merely a whisper of his power. Who, then, can comprehend the thunder of his power?
Job 26:14 (NLT)
The Thunder of His Power
Just how powerful is our God? If the sights and sounds of nature are but “whispers,” then can we even imagine how great is His power? This is even more wonderful when we realize He is (powerfully) at work in our lives! Call upon the Lord and bring before Him all that is in need of that divine power.
If nothing else, Canada has weather – of all sorts. Which large cities rate as Canada’s stormiest depends on the kind of storm. East coast cities most often endure huge deluges of rain or snow. Cities in southern Ontario see the most thunderstorms. Cities that have frequent windstorms are scattered across the country, with Prairie cities making a strong showing in the top ten. Windsor, Ontario tolerates thunderstorms more than any other in Canada, averaging 33 days a year with thunder and lightning.
Job describes the incredible power of God over nature in the 26th chapter of the book bearing his name. It is a picture of the magnificence and majesty, the pillars of heaven shake and earth rumbles at His voice. It is an overwhelming picture of a God who controls all of His Creation. And then the ancient one writes in Job 26:14, “These are just the beginning of all that he does, merely a whisper of his power. Who, then, can comprehend the thunder of his power?” If God is this powerful that His whisper can cause the pillars of heaven to shake, imagine His power in full voice. We so often bring the Creator God of the universe down to our size – we picture Him as some nice old man sitting on a cloud. Nothing could be farther from the truth. He is, in fact, unequalled in power and majesty. He does love us dearly, and longs for an intimate relationship with us. But in our relationship with Him, we must never forget that He is the majestic God of all, and we will never comprehend the thunder of His power.
These have been words from the heart.