Monday, February 11, 2013

Cry "Glory!"

The day after an EF-4 tornado rolls through my town, and when it's still raining like crazy with the near certainty of more tomorrow, King David's thoughts on God's power over nature give great comfort.  Psalm 29 (ESV)

Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings,
  ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
  worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.

The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
  the God of glory thunders,
  the LORD, over many waters.

The voice of the LORD is powerful;
  the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
 The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars;
  the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon.

He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
  and Sirion like a young wild ox.
 The voice of the LORD flashes forth flames of fire.
 The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness;
  the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth
  and strips the forests bare,
  and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
 The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
  the LORD sits enthroned as king forever.

May the LORD give strength to his people!
  May the LORD bless his people with peace!

(back to bb) Please join me in praying for those--including several friends--who have suffered great loss of property in this tornado.  May we, His people, cry "Glory!"

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