Thursdays in August — Many Waters
I stand on the beach as waves pound the shore — large waves crashing with a thunderous roar. A strong wind presses against me, throwing me off balance. The vastness of the ocean is hard to grasp with seemingly infinite waves disappearing into the horizon. Yet the power of the ocean seems inadequate to describe the infinite, omnipresent God who created heaven and earth. There is no power on earth that can match Him.
Nations rise and exert their power, making a lot of noise in the world. “The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters, But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away, And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind, Or like whirling dust before a gale (Isaiah 17:13, NASB).” God is more powerful than any power on earth. Though we may be afraid of those who exert their power against us, as believers in Jesus Christ we should be reassured that God reigns supreme.
The many waters of God should wash over us with a sense of peace that His will prevails against the will of humanity. “And a voice came from the throne, saying, ‘Give praise to our God, all you His bond-servants, you who fear Him, the small and the great.’ Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, ‘Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.’” (Revelation 19:5-6)
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“The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.” – Genesis 1:2
Next Thursday: Soothing Waters