Things are quiet now. But that wasn’t the case just a few hours ago.
Here in the desert regions of California, it’s common to have a Summer storm during August. And usually, they “hit and run” rather quickly, with a downpour of rain which lasts for 15 minutes or so.
Today, however, was no “hit and run!”
We were told by forecasters that we’d get a storm of some magnitude. But nobody was expecting this!
The thunder began to rumble about 1-2 AM. The first drops of rain followed shortly thereafter. Soon, the lightning joined in and we had a huge storm; one which will not soon be forgotten!
Our satellite TV was knocked out several times. The power was interrupted as well. Thunder shook houses all around like no other time in recent memory; the worst in at least seven years. It almost seemed as if God was sending His storm with a punctuation mark!
To those who may not believe, please be cautioned in His name. To those who “explain away” the earth and stars as creations of gases and arbitrary atmospheric conditions, jet streams, and the like, please be careful. God is showing us His unmatched power, and He is pleading for us to pay attention!
The stars shine and “sing” their songs, (a prophetic revelation in Job 38:7 ?) The planets rotate at just the right angles and in just the perfect paths. Orbits are, and have been, occurring in recurrently perfect order since they were created. What part of perfection can be undirected?
The earth is just the right distance from the sun so as not to burn us up into fiery ashes. It rotates on an axis at an average tilt of 23.5 degrees. This controls the seasons and makes life possible for us to enjoy. Science has presumed a theory that there would be a “shift” in the tilt which would bring catastrophic results to the entire earth. It has never come about.
Why? Because, as with everything else on earth and in the heavens, God is choreographing everything in an ideal order according to His will.
Even for those who may not “know of” God, the evidence is before them, and all of us as well. Consider the words of (Rom. 1:18-20):
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.…”
Make no mistake, the Lord God exists, and He always will. However, all of this magnificence we see around us will be destroyed one day. Not by the hand of man, nor by “random” climate changes, but by fire from the God of heaven. He created it all, controls it all, and will destroy it in favor of a “new heaven and a new earth,” (Isaiah 65:17, 2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:1).
So, please, do not be fooled by the trickery of the evil one.
Don’t say ‘There is no God.” For the glories of the heavens and earth say otherwise!