The giant monster builds and boils, and then it comes...
STORMS...Consider Psalm 29 of the Bible, one of the most
graphic descriptions of a storm in ancient literature. David the
psalmist calls the storm the 'voice of the Lord' as it moves in from the
north Mediterranean Sea and sweeps over the land.
First we hear the
distant thunder across the water, then we see nearby lightning flashes
(vv. 3, 7). The storm shatters the mighty cedar trees of Lebanon and
twists the great oaks. The mountains of Lebanon tremble before the
strength of the storm (v. 6). The storm then moves across the desert
regions of the south with no letup in it's intensity (v.8) Verse
includes a flash flood resulting from the thunderstorm. The flood of
Noah's day may also be implied in this verse.
A storm is terrifying, but
at the same time it is a majestic demonstration of power. The Lord is
directly named 18 times in Psalm 29; He is in the storm. God's people
who visualize the universe as God's temple shout 'Glory!' when they
observe such a storm and give praise to God (v.9) Try this praise next
time you experience a thunderstorm.
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