December 30, 2004

Natural Forces Are Miniscule Compared to the Power of God

I watch the news these days and of course the Tsunami’s devastation is beyond empathy. I don’t mean I’m not empathetic, I just mean, grief of that magnitude and loss of that scale is way beyond my ability to empathize. God have mercy!

As I continue hearing about the force of nature involved in this catastrophe, as a Christian of course, I realize that such natural forces are only a mere fraction of the force of the One behind the forces. When Job was recounting just who God is, He was startled by what he understood. He writes, "It is God who removes the mountains, they know not how, When He overturns them in His anger;Who shakes the earth out of its place, And its pillars tremble; Job 9:5-6

Scientists are now telling us that the rotation of this planet was affected. Let that one sink in for a second. Remember the significance of the precise angle the Earth sits with respect to the angle of the sun and all the implications that has for seasons, climate, sunlight, darkness and such things. And while I do not know if there will be an appreciable affect on those things, that fact that the planet was affected at all should be sobering, and frankly should put a healthy fear into us all.

While we don’t know the specifics of how the “END” will happen, we know that there is going to be some kind of planetary upheaval. And for the skeptics and unbelieving, this natural occurrence which in the grand scheme of things is a VERY small thing, the devastation and fragility of life ought to give us all pause.

For the earthquake that started it all, is nothing compared to the God of Heaven who spoke this planet into being. Certainly we need to pray for relief for the victims and act in practical ways. But if the world does not see something huge beyond the emergency, and I don’t expect it will, the day of Lord the Bible speaks of, will be GREAT and TERRIBLE to be sure and we have seen how easily it can happen.
Are you involved in a Bible believing church? If not, why not? The day of excuses is almost up. Beware.


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