Thunderbolt and Lightning…

A return stroke, cloud-to-ground lightning strike.

A return stroke, cloud-to-ground lightning strike. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is currently a huge thunder and lightning storm outside my window at the moment… but that’s ok… because apparently there is approximately 2000 thunderstorms somewhere on Earth at any given time… add that to the 100 lightning strikes per second… or 8.64 million lightning strike per day… that’s a lot of light and boomin’ isn’t it???

Isn’t it odd that we stand in awe and amazement at thunderstorms and lightning strikes than we do God?

We’ve become so arrogant at thinking we understand everything that we have lost our sense of AWE at the God who made it all… Don’t you think it strange that we stand in awe of lightning… the smile on the little baby’s face or a child’s laugh… or that giggle from your partner or wife things that always bring a smile to your face… The stars and moon lighting up the ground on a clear night… The red and amber tones on the trees in Autumn… Yet we don’t stop in awe at the one who made all of it??

The creator?

In the Psalms it says that even the angels stop and shout “Encore”

Psalm 29 (the message)

1-2 Bravo, God, bravo! Gods and all angels shout, “Encore!”
In awe before the glory,
in awe before God’s visible power.
Stand at attention!
Dress your best to honor him!
3 God thunders across the waters,
Brilliant, his voice and his face, streaming brightness—
God, across the flood waters.
4 God’s thunder tympanic,
God’s thunder symphonic.
5 God’s thunder smashes cedars,
God topples the northern cedars.
6 The mountain ranges skip like spring colts,
The high ridges jump like wild kid goats.
7-8 God’s thunder spits fire.
God thunders, the wilderness quakes;
He makes the desert of Kadesh shake.
9 God’s thunder sets the oak trees dancing
A wild dance, whirling; the pelting rain strips their branches.
We fall to our knees—we call out, “Glory!”
10 Above the floodwaters is God’s throne
from which his power flows,
from which he rules the world.
11 God makes his people strong.
God gives his people peace.

I heard the story of one of the worlds top inventors Nikola Tesla, the guy who invented alternating current (the AC in AC/DC) the reason we have power in our homes.
Anyway the reason I mentioned him was he used to sit in a couch near a window ad every time lightning struck or thunder clapped he would rise to his feet and applaud God.
As Mark Batterson once put it “It was one genius (lowercase ‘g’ ) giving a standing ovation to another Genius (capital ‘G’)”*

When was the last time you stood in wide-eyed wonder like a child?


*Taken from ‘Primal’ by Mark Batterson -Multnomah Books


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