The weather outside is frightful… What a week we have had. I heard on the news that this week was the worst weather Texas has had in a century. A politician called it the Storm of the Century. Countless are without power, others (like me) have no water. Ice is everywhere, which for a South Texan, is incredibly rare. I remember in 1989 when the temperatures dropped to below freezing, and I was able to walk across the local pond in my cowboy boots, after church. That was the last time I saw it get this cold. 32 years ago…
But all this ice and snow got me thinking about God’s boundless, unlimited creativity and power. Just think for a second- no 2 waves are alike, no 2 fingerprints are alike, no 2 people are alike, no 2 sunsets are alike, and no 2 snowflakes are alike. Are you kidding me? None? Billions of people, sunsets, waves, fingerprints, and snowflakes have existed, and yet none have ever repeated. That is simply incredible.
1 Chronicles 29:11 says, “Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.”
Everything is the Lord’s. And seeing all that He does, all that He makes, even the tiniest snowflakes, just shows us how infinitely great and powerful He is. It shows us the glory of His majesty. It shows us how spectacular He is. He makes it all. And He deserves our worship because of it. I know that we are lacking electricity and water, and travel is hard right now. We can barely find gasoline, people are being forced to stay in their homes, Covid is still around. There are a lot of things to be upset about and it is easy to be frustrated and tired of this mess.
But in the midst of all the chaos and distractions, God is still infinitely good, powerful, beautiful, and wonderful. He is still creating beauty all around us. So just stop for a second, shift your gaze, and see who God really is. Don’t let this stuff take you away from the King of all kings, the Head of all things, the maker of the Universe. Stop for a moment and just reflect on how boundless and unlimited He is. Not a single snowflake will ever look like another…
Written by a few for the many.