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God’s power in nature

By Elizabeth Prata

The North Carolina earthquake a few days ago and the Midwest’s derecho last night brings to mind again the power of nature. We are usually amazed to see “aftermath” photos. I saw a picture where a 2X4 had been driven through the wall of a home and halfway into their living room. Another in Chicago where the derecho blew a roof off a building and scattered it all over the highway.

I think it is one thing to read in the news about earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes, events we’ve experienced in America the last few days, but actually seeing the force, majesty, and fear-inducing, raw power of these things is another. As for “nature,” I’d mentioned, it is God’s work. His power is seen in these monstrously magnificent natural forces. And that is but a little! With a word He put the universe into existence!

And when you see them, remember that “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:17) Jesus is the One who holds it together, takes it apart, and renews it. (Acts 3:21). Therefore,

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus.” (Acts 3:19-20).

His power is ALL power. He is not to be trifled with. He sis GOD.

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Christian writer and Georgia teacher's aide who loves Jesus, a quiet life, art, beauty, and children.