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More Snow Thought

How about this from Job 37 – 1 “At this also my heart trembles
and leaps out of its place.
2 Keep listening to the thunder of his voice
and the rumbling that comes from his mouth.
3 Under the whole heaven he lets it go,
and his lightning to the j corners of the earth.
4 After it his voice roars;
he thunders with his majestic voice,
and he does not restrain the lightnings when his voice is heard.
5 God thunders wondrously with his voice;
he does great things that we cannot comprehend.
6 For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth,’
likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour.
7 He seals up the hand of every man,
that all men whom he made may know it.
8 Then the beasts go into their lairs,
and remain in their dens.
9 From  its chamber comes the whirlwind,
and cold from the scattering winds.
10 By the breath of God ice is given,
and the broad waters are frozen fast.
11 He loads the thick cloud with moisture;
the clouds scatter his lightning.
12 They turn around and around by his guidance, to accomplish all that he commands them
on the face of the habitable world.
13 Whether for correction or for his land
or for love, he causes it to happen.

14 “Hear this, O Job;
stop and consider the wondrous works of God.
15 Do you know how God lays his command upon them
and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine?
16 Do you know the balancings  of the clouds,
the wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge,
17 you whose garments are hot
when the earth is still because of the south wind?
18 Can you, like him, spread out the skies,
hard as a cast metal mirror?
19 Teach us what we shall say to him;
we cannot draw up our case because of darkness.
20 Shall it be told him that I would speak?
Did a man ever wish that he would be swallowed up?

21 “And now no one looks on the light
when it is bright in the skies,
when the wind has passed and cleared them.
22 Out of the north comes golden splendor;
God is clothed with awesome majesty.
23 The Almighty—we cannot find him;
he is great in power;
justice and abundant righteousness he will not violate.
24 Therefore men fear him;
he does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit.”

Sometimes, we forget who we’re dealing with, don’t we?  We like to imagine God as our buddy, our cuddly toy, the one who’s supposed to answer all our prayers when we have problems, and overlook the prayers we don’t send HIs way when we’ve got everything covered.

But then there are moments, when we take the time to pay attention, when God gives us just a little glimpse of who He is and what power and majesty are His.  And, while you’re stuck at home, unable to go out, why not use a little of that cabin fever to build some awe for the One we serve?

When we really appreciate who He is, it will make us ever the more amazed that He would spend one minute thinking about us.  He doesn’t have to work hard to bring snow.  He just speaks, and it is.

We’ll get another 10-15 inches today.  It’s within His power and His right to just bury us, I mean, if if were a matter of giving us what we deserve, no?  That He will stay His hand, however, and that at some point in the near future, just as easily by His command, spring will emerge, should spur us to worship this God who loves us.  But we ought not to easily forget that He is God.  His will will win out.  There is no one His equal!  No one cancels His decrees.  And maybe, when we’re shoveling again tomorrow, we’ll remember to praise Him for being the recipients of His mercy, not His wrath.  These present difficulties are not to be compared with the wonders He is preparing for us.  Be encouraged!!

Love you all.  Be safe.  Shovel in shifts!!  See ya on the other side of this storm!!

Dwaine Darrah

McLean Campus Pastor

One Response to “More Snow Thought”

  1. Thanks for the great reminder, Dwaine! As I once heard it stated, “Life is 10% action and 90% reaction.”

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