Monday, October 10, 2016

Fw: air and water

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From: Rob Smith <>
To: Rob Smith <>
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2016 7:35 AM
Subject: air and water

It occurred to me this morning that air and water are two substances that can be the picture of calm when they are still and the epitome of violence when they are fully active.  Hurricane Matthew has just spent his power in wind and water up the southeastern coast of the U.S.  Heat from the summer sun and stored in southern ocean waters was the meteorological cause of the hurricane.  This weather system took the most common of ingredients...air and water...and transformed them into agents of destruction and damage.  The satellite picture of a hurricane shows its organization and serious intent.
Air and water...barely noticed when they are still...inescapable when raging at full force. 
God is present present as air and water.  We take Him for granted...we walk without noticing Him...we forget that He is the creative and sustaining force behind all we can see.  But He can become stirred up as well.  His awesome power can fashion a hurricane within individual lives and across nations.
We are wise to bow before the One who is sovereign over air and water and also rules the power of His Holy Spirit.  He can be very still but He alone holds the power to transform lives and make the most permanent of changes that affect people everywhere.  He is the power behind the air and the water.
Psalm 107:25 For he commanded and raised the stormy wind,
    which lifted up the waves of the sea....28 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he delivered them from their distress.
29 He made the storm be still,
    and the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 Then they were glad that the waters were quiet,
    and he brought them to their desired haven.
blessings and peace,
Rob Smith

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