Tomorrow, Lord willing, I'll have the awesome (in the old sense of the word) experience of opening God's word and preaching through the contents of Psalm 89. I've been working on the sermon for the past couple of days... and yet one verse didn't quite grip me until I started focusing on tropical storm (soon to be hurricane?) Ernesto.
"You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them" (Ps. 89:9).
It's amazing how a change in residence brings some biblical truths and illustrations into vivid color! And it's amazing to see what kinds of applications all of a sudden have more urgency and resonance.
But how wonderful it is to recognize that though the Caribbean be battered with storms, our Sovereign Lord rules it all! For all of the urgency and fear provoked by a hurricane (keeping in mind that this island was 80% wiped out just two years ago by hurricane Ivan), the Lord in all of His majesty and power is more fearsome than all! O let us bow down and worship the Lord, Maker and Ruler of all creation!
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