God’s Mighty Voice Over the Waters

For Lord’s Day, November 4, 2012.

Dear Saints,

A number of you have asked about how my Mom is doing, which I very much appreciate.  I am thankful to report that, other than some rain, she was not effected much by Hurricane Sandy, except for the folks who are driving up from NYC (it’s very busy at the gas stations near her).

Having paid a lot of attention to the news about Hurricane Sandy this week, Psalm 29 really stood out to me.  So many of the newscasters speak about “Mother Nature”, an inescapable personification that shows Romans 1 is true: For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; (Romans 1:18)

Everyone is talking about Global Warming and that this is the new weather to get ready for each year.  No one talks about God Who is sovereign over all; the idea that this is a warning of Judgment Day would be too offensive to consider.  May some, and may we, look at the wind and water and fallen trees and be in awe of our Maker and Mover while there is still time to know Him as our Redeemer so we need not face Him as our Judge on the Last Day:

Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.  Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.  The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.  The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.  The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.  (Psalm 29:1-5)

There were people who refused to leave certain parts of NYC, and were crying later for their foolish defiance of the power they then saw rush through their neighborhoods, which they were helpless to stop and in danger of dying from.

May souls learn from this storm that is one of many of God’s warnings to turn and lift up their heads that the King of Glory may come into their lives.  May they have ears to hear the resurrected Jesus speak as He does, with a voice as the sound of many waters (Revelation 1:15).

Semper Reformanda,
Pastor Grant