Thunderstorms rumbled over my house multiple times the last two weeks. Lots of rain, wind, and lightning. When you live on a ridge top, you develop a healthy respect for the power of lightning. Several trees wear the scars of scorching strikes. One of our tallest received a fatal blow a few years back. The top exploded like a mega-firecracker. Bark flew fifty feet in all directions. Its trunk smoked for hours. You don’t have to tell me twice to take shelter at the first growl of thunder in the distance.
But as powerful as lightning is when it hits something, a power even stronger exists and is working for our good at all times. The Apostle Paul described it in Ephesians 3:20. “God is able to do much more than we ask or think through His power working in us.” In other words, whatever the greatest miracle or accomplishment we can imagine, God can exceed it.
On this last Southern-Fried Friday in June, what’s your view of thunderstorms—like to watch them, prefer they pass you by, or pay them no attention?