Monday, May 18, 2015

He rides on the wings of the wind, and every storm must fulfill His word

Today I saw pictures of a powerful storm sweeping over open land. The pictures evoked in me the songs of praise of Israel, who saw the great deliverance of God in nature, and understood God as the God of the Storm, the One who "rides on the wings of the wind" (Psalm 104:3), the One before whom every storm must bow, fulfilling His holy word (Psalm 148:8).

First, the song of deliverance in Exodus 15:6-8, where God shatters the enemy in a storm:

Your right hand, LORD, was majestic in power. Your right hand, LORD, shattered the enemy.

In the greatness of your majesty you threw down those who opposed you. You unleashed your burning anger; it consumed them like stubble.

By the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up. The surging waters stood up like a wall; the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.

Selah.

And Psalm 29, a song of God's holiness and majestic power:

Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name;
    worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.

The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is majestic.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.

He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,
    Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord strikes
    with flashes of lightning.

The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
    the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord twists the oaks
    and strips the forests bare.
And in His temple all cry, “Glory!”

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord is enthroned as King forever.

The Lord gives strength to His people;
    the Lord blesses His people with peace.

Alleluia!

Selah.

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