2018-01-08 - Winter Wind
Our southern state is under a severe wind advisory. I can feel the strong effect of the wind while driving, and see its effects, watching the leaves swirl and sway outside. I noticed a stop sign moving, appearing like it was waving to the brisk cold. Immediately it reminded me of the Scripture which states trees will clap their hands (Isaiah 55:13). What a powerful image of God's creation worshiping its Creator!
It took bitter cold conditions to remind me to praise God. How quickly I am to ask for God's help and thank Him in advance, but the times I praise Him don't happen instantaneously. The Lord is always there for us. I pray I will thank Him more often for being a good and loving Creator.
Let the heavens be glad, the earth rejoice; let the vastness of the roaring seas demonstrate his glory. Praise him for the growing fields, for they display his greatness. Let the trees of the forest rustle with praise. For the Lord is coming to judge the earth; he will judge the nations fairly and with truth! (Psalm 96:11-13 TLB)
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.