Last verse of my search:
New International Version (NIV)
15 Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
Did you know:
– The average lightning bold is 6-8 miles long and can travel 25 to 40 miles horizontally before turning toward the ground.
– Lightning is lethal within a 60 ft radius
-There were so many facts about clouds that they overwhelmed me and I just couldn’t pick out the most interesting or fascinating ones…. google and you will see what I am talking about.
Last year a tree beside our house was struck by lighting. When it happened our entire house went black and the alarm gave out and the siren wouldn’t stop ringing. It took MONTHS to get everything settled from that strike. It knocked out our power for a full day, killed our cable boxes, blew out almost every televison in the house, our entire security system, the intercom system, the Wii, the sprinklers and killed the tree (which was very old and big).
A strike of lightning on the property did that much damage to our house. Think about if it had actually hit our house!
That is a minute example of God’s power. He could strike the entire earth down in a second if He desired. I think the church today focuses so much on grace and relationship that we sometimes forget God’s Holiness and Power. God is not unable to handle our problems… He is ALL powerful, ALL Holy, ALL knowing.
The beautiful thing is that the God who is all of these things also offers us a relationship with Him. To realize the power He has AND to understand how we can have communion with Him is amazing to me everytime I think about it.
When you are thinking that your problems are too big or too insignificant for God pull the focus back a bit and realize who you are talking about. This is a God who controls the lightning but also a God who cares if the birds are fed (Matthew 6:26).
He cares about you no matter what. He is big enough for us to release control to him and concerned enough that He cares about the day to day of our lives.