ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©
Revelation 14:2 “And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps.”
God proves His strength, power and wisdom by controlling the strongest winds- by churning the waters of the sea – by determining that only He has these things in His hands. No matter how man tries, he’ll never be able to change the setting and rising of the sun, the provision He graciously gives to all His creatures, the moon and stars, the warming and cooling of the planet. He is our Almighty God.
We see His power in the hurricane that ravages everything in its path. The wherewithal contained in God’s little finger can stir the mightiest of seas. We also see His wisdom. It seems that in times of adversity, He brings out the best in people. There are those first responders – the life savers, the everyday heroes – neighbors, coming to the aid of those who have lost all their worldly goods. The winds, the cold, the heat of weather can cause loss and leave people devastated.
People may ask where is God in the midst of disaster after disaster? How could a loving God put these tragedies in the lives of innocent people? What is the lesson to be learned from all this? Even in those times, God is with His people – caring for them, rescuing them, lifting them out of the pit.
I do not understand God’s wisdom. It doesn’t make sense to me at times. I don’t know why these things happen, but I do know there’s a purpose for all things under heaven. In all things, God is there and as Job said when all seemed lost – “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.”
We’re now in the grips of a disaster that has affected the entire world population. A tiny organism is the cause of it. An organism that spreads like wildfire. We follow the rules and still it can come to anyone. Even so, we have the knowledge that God is in control. He will not leave us even in the time of peril.
What comfort this gives to all of us. Even in the worst of circumstances, God is there with us, and when the final day of judgment arrives the angels will announce His return and we will see Him face to face in all His glory.
COME QUICKLY, LORD, JESUS!