Come, let us shout joyfully to the Lord,
shout triumphantly to the rock of our salvation!
Let us enter His presence with thanksgiving;
let us shout triumphantly to Him in song.
For the Lord is a great God,
a great King above all gods.
The depths of the earth are in His hand,
and the mountain peaks are His.
The sea is His; He made it.
His hands formed the dry land.
Come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture,
the sheep under His care. Psalm 95:1-7 (HCSB)
Big thunderstorms are due in our area today. Last night I received a text from my daughter, who lives in a different part of the country, and she and her family were seeking the safety of their basement as sirens warned that tornadoes had been spotted in their area. They returned safely to their beds later, thank You, LORD.
I see God in the lightening and wind (John 3:5-8). I see Him in the Rocky Mountains, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Camelback Mountain. I see God in the magnificent blue whales and in a chipmunk. I see God in the first azalea that blooms every spring and in the red and gold leaves of autumn. Some might say that this is all manifestations of the life cycle and can be explained with scientific principles that govern our seasons, weather, genetic patterns in animals as well as humans. I have no problem with that because my God likes order and He set those principles into place. It just took we humans a few hundred years to catch up and learn them!
I love to go to the ocean or to the mountains and just sit and absorb the presence of God. My friends, He is also present in an infant’s hands, so perfectly made and his/her giggle that surely brings a smile to my face. He can also be found in flowers, each with their own color, scent and delicate touch. Let us not miss Him in the every day sights and sounds.
So whether you look out your window today and see driving rain, flakes of snow, bright sunshine, or clouds that have temporarily blocked the sun, ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to see God in all His glory.
Creation Calls written and sung by Brian Doerksen