Glory Displayed

Man put on a lot of great fireworks shows the night of the Fourth ( and no doubt spent a lot of money!).

But the next day I witnessed a show of God’s Creation that surpassed all of those.

The thunder was amazing, exciting, and a bit frightening!  With the sound of low rumbles interspersed between great booms of ground-shaking, window-rattling peals, it was beyond comparing to any man-made sounds.   The tumultuous cascades and reverberations of awe-inspiring explosions of sound seemed to go on for minutes at a time.

And along with it, the lightning would  light up sky and earth, bright as the sun, flashes that pierced the darkness for as far as you could see.  When the lightning flashed, the darkness disappeared.

The heavens declare the Glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.   (Psalm 19:1)

The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning.  (Psalm29:7)

His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.  (Psalm 97:4)

For as lightning that comes from the east is visible in the west, so will be the coming of the Lord.  (Matthew 24:27)

The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of Glory thunders; the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.  (Ps. 29:3)

Who can understand how He spreads out the clouds, how He thunders from his pavilion?  (Job 36:29)

God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; He does great things beyond our understanding.  (Job 37:5)

17 The clouds poured down water,  the heavens resounded with thunder;
    your arrows flashed back and forth.  18 Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind,
    your lightning lit up the world;  the earth trembled and quaked.  (Psalm 77)

Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:

    For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and be glad
    and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
    and his bride has made herself ready.  (Revelation 19)

Are you ready?