I planned on doing some pruning today but the wind is so strong I think it would blow even me off my feet! I guess I'll have to wait until another day (yea!).
We use nature to express various things. We talk about winds of change. We say winds of adversity. We even name the wind, devil wind. We say we have storms in our lives. We say a person is a rock.
God also used nature to express things. II Samuel 22 gives one of my favorite examples. It speaks of a time in David's life when he was overwhelmed concerning his enemies. In difficult times in my life it is a comfort. Note all the things of nature he uses to express his feelings.
Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, David wrote:
In my distress I called to the Lord. . .from his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears. . .smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.
He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet. . .he soared on the wings of the wind. He made darkness his canopy around him, the dark clouds were under his feet.
He shot arrows and scattered [the enemies] bolts of lightening and routed them.
. . . the valleys and the seas were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at the rebuke of the Lord
He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
What an awesome God!
Thankful nature helps me understand God's great love and care for me, Gloria
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