Friday, September 7, 2012

Stand Still and Consider...

I was reading Job 37, as I watched a storm front come through my Indiana town. This chapter was so good, I couldn't pick just one verse, but the one above pretty much says it all! I also found a site with amazing storm photos. To see them all you can go to 

I decided to post all of the chapter with some of the intermittent pictures.

“At this my heart pounds
    and leaps from its place.
Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice,
    to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.
He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven
    and sends it to the ends of the earth.
 After that comes the sound of his roar;
    he thunders with his majestic voice.
When his voice resounds,
    he holds nothing back.
God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;
    he does great things beyond our understanding.
He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’
    and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’
So that everyone he has made may know his work,
    he stops all people from their labor.[a]
The animals take cover;
    they remain in their dens.

The tempest comes out from its chamber,
    the cold from the driving winds.
10 The breath of God produces ice,
    and the broad waters become frozen.
11 He loads the clouds with moisture;
    he scatters his lightning through them.
12 At his direction they swirl around
    over the face of the whole earth
    to do whatever he commands them.
13 He brings the clouds to punish people,
    or to water his earth and show his love.

14 “Listen to this, Job;
    stop and consider God’s wonders.
15 Do you know how God controls the clouds
    and makes his lightning flash?
16 Do you know how the clouds hang poised,
    those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?
17 You who swelter in your clothes
when the land lies hushed under the south wind,
18 can you join him in spreading out the skies,
hard as a mirror of cast bronze?

19 “Tell us what we should say to him;
    we cannot draw up our case because of our darkness.
20 Should he be told that I want to speak?
    Would anyone ask to be swallowed up?
 21 Now no one can look at the sun,
    bright as it is in the skies
    after the wind has swept them clean.
22 Out of the north he comes in golden splendor;
    God comes in awesome majesty.
23 The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power;
    in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.
24 Therefore, people revere him,
    for does he not have regard for all the wise in heart?[b]

Job 37 (New International Version)

photos source: http://triggerpit.com/2011/07/21/extreme-instability-scary-weather-incredible-shots/




6 comments:

  1. WOW!! Those verses with those pictures deliver a powerful punch! Love it...

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  2. beautiful words with photos that speak volumes! Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

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  3. So mighty -- the words and the pics.

    And our Great God.

    Thank you for this stilling post.

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  4. Stunning!.....Just like the majesty and power of our Creator.

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  5. Beautiful scripture and photos.

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  6. Wonderful scripture and photos!

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