So I’ve been thinking pretty hard still on Oklahoma. Just a couple days after we left tornadoes struck in the very town in which we were working. I think of God’s voice, I don’t know if He is trying to communicate something or what. But there has been a Psalm in my head, ever since I was in Oklahoma. Psalm 29
A Psalm of David.
Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.
The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over many waters.
The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon. He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the LORD flashes forth flames of fire. The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth and strips the forests bare, and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD sits enthroned as king forever.
May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!
There were indeed Cedar trees in Oklahoma, and they were hit just like the other trees we encountered. God has so many characteristics, and I see so many in this Psalm, and in Oklahoma.
God may have sent that storm to Oklahoma, but He also sent His bride to pick up the pieces. If you read this Psalm, you see that God is very much sovereign over the weather, He sits above the flood. He sits above the storm, but if need be he breaks the largest of His creation to proclaim His name. But I would not dare just look at part of this passage. Verse 11, God gives strength to his people. Though chaos may strike with weather, He brings blessing, and brings calm after the storm. I’m reminded even tonight as I look at the sky, He sends forth the lightning to illuminate the sky. I wonder how much more He is illuminating the hearts of men to His glory.