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Raging monster

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The ocean churns and the wind whips it into a raging monster. No swimming today…

No one can stop the waves as they crash against the shore and grind the stones into fine sand. The water looks brown as the sand below gets mangled up in the water and the whole mass of matter is beaten and churned into sea soup…

We look at the power of such things- the weather and the massive elements that make our Earth, and wonder at our own smallness and lack of ability to control them. Some of these elements are so powerful they can take away life and decimate whole communities in a short space of time. God is all powerful. His strength is truly awesome.

Psalm 104 says:

“He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved. You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight; they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.”

He alone controls these mighty entities and all must bow to Him… And yet we don’t. We forget, overlook and ignore him and his works.

How then will we see the work of his Spirit and understand our need of Him?

The picture of the man on the cross who died in such shame, is the true sight of the power of God. Such weakness and such monumental glory.

He died so that we would not have to. Believing in him is real power, the power to repent and humble ourselves before him…