Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pour Down

Word of God speak, would you pour down like rain,
causing my eyes to see, Your majesty . . .
(Lyrics by Mercy Me)

The torrential rain and subsequent flooding that has hit Colorado has drawn me into the majesty of God.  Just as water goes where it wills, so God's purposes will be accomplished on the earth.  Yet, He can use the worst of circumstances for good.

Gold.  That's what God is making.  Lives battered with the winds of adversity, and refined in the fires, results in purest gold . . . to those who choose His path of growth.

There are so many things in life thought to be stable.  The bedrock of the earth, our place in the solar system, the houses we live in, and the streets we drive over.  Yet, it is God alone who "sustains all things with His powerful word."  He keeps this earth just the right distance from the sun and tells the waters where to stop, for He "laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of His hands."  (Heb. 1:3 and 10)

When I hike around in this part of the country, I often see rocks bigger than houses and layers and layers of stone.  Have you ever tried to move a rock, even a fourth your size? 

It is almost impossible!  To think that God laid down these foundations of the earth is mind boggling.

Furthermore, "who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and measured out the heaven with the span, and measured the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?" (Isa. 40:12)

It is a rhetorical question with an obvious answer.

God alone. 

We are shocked and surprised by the destructive changes rushing water creates.  It reminds me that "They, (the earth and the heavens), will perish, but [God] remains, they will all wear out like a garment. [God] will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed.  But [God] remains the same and [His] years will never end."  (Heb. 1:11-12)  Many of the formations we see in this area are a direct result of the receding waters of the flood from Noah's day. 

God is the anchor for my soul, no matter the climate of the earth.  He is trustworthy.  In Him I stake my claim. 

"Come let us bow down in worship,
Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker..."  (Psa. 95:6)

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