“Wow, that’s awesome” is a phrase we hear a lot in our culture. But the truth is most of the time what we are referring to is good, but it’s not truly awe-inspiring. It doesn’t really take our breath away or cause us to gasp in wonder. But what about a violent thunderstorm?
In 1505 Martin Luther was caught in a violent storm that knocked him to the ground. The impact was so great he quit his studies in law and entered a monastery. No doubt for him the storm was truly awe-inspiring. David agrees. In Psalm 29 David describes a violent storm this way, “The voice of the LORD is upon the waters; the God of Glory thunders, The voice of the LORD is powerful, the voice of the LORD is majestic. The Voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; yes the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. The Voice of the LORD hews out flames of fire. The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness.”
Now that’s awesome.
I love summer storms here in Nebraska. When the thunder is booming and the lightning is flashing, I find myself contemplating what a wonder it is that through Jesus I am at peace with this awe-inspiring God. For no one can fight this God and win.
-Pastor Bryan Clark, helping to keep you connected to the God who is truly awe-inspiring