A God of Lightning and Snow
A post from Matt Hoppe:
“There’s not a plant nor flower below but makes Thy glories known
And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from Thy throne
While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care…”
– Isaac Watts
As I watched the beautiful snow slowly fall, with Jon Foreman’s song “White as Snow” echoing in my mind, I was reminded to mourn the condition of my soul and my inability to praise God sufficiently through my own strength.
And then as evening settled in, flashes of blue lightning lit the snow to brighter than daylight! It was as if God was saying, “Hold on! See my beauty, and tap into my power!” Our Creator/Savior is so beautiful, and through His power and grace, He desires for us to shine like stars or, in this case, maybe flashes of lightning.
January 27, 2011 @ 2:19 pm
Great quote, Matt. I love that Isaac Watts– he is a master with the words. The snow lightning was AWESOME. Thanks for connecting it to how great our God is.
January 28, 2011 @ 4:53 am
The need to tap into HIS power, and to see how really utterly powerless we are…that just seems like the starting point of the journey. Thanks for the good reminder, and also for the notion that, likewise, all beauty is His, too! You are a gifted co-creator in that beauty, and we are so thankful for you at Restoration, when you sing and strum every Sunday morning!