What a storm that was yesterday! I trust you are all well and safe. We had several trees down in Briarwood, and one fatality. Please pray for that family. Please let us know if you were effected by this storm and need help with anything.
God shows His power in nature. Creation speak of His divine nature and unmeasured power (Romans 1). When we look at the “bigness” of what is out there, or the complexity of the “smallness”, we confess, “What an amazing God with amazing power!” I’m reminded of when Jesus rebuked the wind in the life-threatening storm and the wind became quite as an obedient pup.
One of my favorite songs growing up was “‘Till the Storm Passes Over.” Maybe we’ll sing that Sunday = )
“In the dark of the midnight have I oft hid my face
While the storm howls above me, and there’s no hiding place
‘Mid the crash of the thunder, Precious Lord, hear my cry
Keep me safe till the storm passes by.
Till the storm passes over, till the thunder sounds no more
Till the clouds roll forever from the sky
Hold me fast, let me stand in the hollow of Thy hand
Keep me safe till the storm passes by.
Many times Satan whispered, “There is no need to try
For there’s no end of sorrow, there’s no hope by and by”
But I know Thou art with me, and tomorrow I’ll rise
Where the storms never darken the skies.”
–Mosie Lister
I’m also reminded of God’s message, His Words, or His speech. At times, God’s voice is revealed sounding like many waters, like a huge waterfall that drowns out all noise other than its own. At other times, God’s reveals His voice in contrast to the storm, like a quiet breeze. Elijah needed that. He was going through a very difficult time and needed to hear from God (I Kings 19). The prophet was ready to give up on His calling and even on his life. He felt alone and ready to quit. And yet, he had God’s Word. And so God came to Him in a wind, an earthquake, a fire, and finally in a still small voice.
What a joy to know that God comes to us when we are discouraged and speaks kind, soft, words. Are you listening? He is speaking. We hear of His power in the windstorm, fire or earthquake (General Revelation). But we hear His kind words of only as we open the Bible (Special Revelation). We read Psalm 139 and are encouraged to trust this great God (Psalm from Sunday).
I trust you are taking time each day to read the Word, and especially taking time to pray through the Psalms. Click here to view the sermon from Sunday by Brian Bollon on how we should trust our loving God: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv_fTkn6xP0
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Tonight we will host our weekly prayer meeting. You can join us via zoom. The Wednesday night fellowship and prayer time has turned out to be a blessing in that we are able to connect with even more of you than when we did at the office. Even when we will be able to meet in the office in the future, we will keep the zoom side of this.
I’m praying for you. Please let me know if there is anything on your heart that you would like me to keep before the Lord. It is always good to hear from you all.
God bless you!