Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Chasing the Tornado
Chasing the Wind
Have you even watched amazed
as a dog will chase his own tail?
It reminded me of a stair
stepper, getting our exercise but never actually going anywhere.
Wind is different; it does
travel and often has some exciting consequences.
Many years ago, we lived in
Oklahoma two different times, and often there were tornado warnings.We were careful to heed the warnings but there
were many foolish persons who would chase the Tornado in their cars as they
tried to take pictures.
Most were thrill seekers, and
a few were seriously hurt with their foolishness.
Our neighbor told us that
just prior to our first move to Oklahoma; a twister had traveled across our
back yard, and took down a tree house that the former occupants had built for
his children.The tornado continued down
the street removing the roof from one of the homes close by.
As soon as we were settled,
we decided to make Sheridan Assembly in Tulsa, our church home.One Wednesday evening, several members were
giving testimonies about the recent tornado.
At that meeting, I remember
one lady saying, “It looked like that tornado was heading for our place, so I
went out in my yard and shouted to it, ‘Stop and do not come nigh my dwelling,’
and it lifted and went in the other direction.”
A gentleman spoke up and
said, “If Jesus could speak to a fig tree to dry up, then might we also speak
to a tornado that is approaching us and tell it to dry up?”
Jesus did say that we could
speak to our mountain and tell it to be cast it into the sea, and perhaps our
mountain could be a tornado or anything else that is bothering us.
Some would think this is too weird
or strange to act like this, but Jesus did many out of the ordinary things that
Might we not be guilty of
chasing the wind and getting no where, but maybe we should learn to shout and
speak with a voice of authority to our wind.
Have you been chasing the
wind?Perhaps it is time to speak to it