It’s happened again, thunderstorms, that is. After what had seemed like a long dry spell (with miserable heat) the thunderstorms have returned to Polk County. For two nights in a row, you had to take notice! And I join the Psalmist in seeing God’s power in a thunderstorm.
1 Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,[a]
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name;
worship the Lord in holy splendor.
3 The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord, over mighty waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
and Sirion like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
8 The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
9 The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl,[b]
and strips the forest bare;
and in his temple all say, “Glory!”
10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
11 May the Lord give strength to his people!
May the Lord bless his people with peace!
On the next stormy night, you may want to spend a little time pondering the power of our God in a good thunderstorm.
God, I stand in awe of your power and might. Let me lift you up today in my thoughts and in my mind. Amen.