Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20


Friday, May 15, 2009

Clouds

There is no one like the God of Jerushan (Israel),
Who rides on the heavens to help you
and on the clouds in His majesty.
The eternal God is your refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting arms.
Deuteronomy 33:26,27 Weren't the storm clouds amazing tonight?
I love to watch clouds!

Allen's sister called.

She and her family were in North Newton for the league track meet.

They live in Little River and wanted to know if

they could come to our house for refuge from

the approaching storm.


Russell actually does storm watching and works with

the emergency team so I felt safe having him around.



This morning's devotional from "Streams in the Desert" just happened to be about clouds! "Men see not the bright light which is in the clouds." Job 37:21


"Much of the world's beauty is due to clouds. The unchanging blue of a beautiful, sunlit sky still does not compare to the glory of changing clouds. And earth would become a wilderness if not for their ministry to us.


Human life has its clouds as well. They provide us with shade, refresh us, yet sometimes cover us with the darkness of night. But there is never a cloud without its "bright light." God has told us, "I have set my rainbow in the clouds" (Gen. 9:13) If only we could see clouds from above - in all their billowing glory, bathed in reflective light, and as majestic as the Alps - we would be amazed at their shining magnificence.


(I love to look at clouds from an airplane window!! You know how you might leave the ground and it is pouring rain, and it is so dark! Then the plane goes through the clouds, there is some turbulence and then the plane gets above the clouds - you get on top of the storm and you see how beautiful those clouds look from above.)


We see them only from below, so who will describe for us the "bright light" that bathes their summits, searches their valleys, and reflects from every peak of their expanse? Doesn't every drop of rain in them soak up health-giving qualities, which will later fall to earth?


O dear child of God! if only you could see your sorrows and troubles from above instead of seeing them from earth. If you would look down on them from where you are seated "with Christ...in the heavenly realms" (Eph. 2:6), you would know the beauty of the rainbow of colors they reflect to the hosts of heaven. You would also see the "bright light" of Christ's face and would finally be content to see those clouds cast their deep shadows over the mountain slopes of your life.


Remember, clouds are always moving ahead of God's cleansing wind.


3 comments:

Kendall Smith said...

Wow--you guys had an AMAZING view of them. They sure were beautiful!!!

The Sieberts said...

i agree with Kendall! I didn't see that beauty last night! amazing!

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

I didn't see those clouds either. I was inside with Luke. My weather observer husband wasn't around, so I was closely watching TV to see what was coming here -- to see whether or not we'd have to go to the basement. Plus, from inside our house, because of all of the trees, I often don't realize fully what's going on with weather.