I don't know what's goin' on everywhere else. But up here in the great white north of Northern Michigan for the past couple of days, we've been having some wind storms that would knock your socks off. That's if you went outside without shoes and pointed your feet into the storm, but you know what I mean...I lay there in my bed this morning and I'm not gonna lie, I got a little nervous. If you've ever experienced a tornado you know what I mean. The winds are so strong they could probably rip your face off. That's scary stuff. But it made me think of Jesus.
You know how our story starts...the story of God and His creation, the "in the beginning" story of Genesis. Jesus was there with God and the Holy Spirit. They brought everything into existence out of nothing but words. Jesus called it forth and it was so. Can you imagine??? Me either. It's too big. It's too AWESOME to consider the power!! One minute, nothing. The next minute, LOTS OF STUFF!!! I'm pretty sure this wind storm that I'm listening to right now is a chump compared to THAT storm. I literally get breathless and overwhelmed at how little I understand about the power of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Think about how Isaiah saw it in the year King Uzziah died. Chapter 6, read it and feel small.
Then there is going to come another day, a glorious day. It's going to be more intense than this storm that blew the cushions off my patio furniture. Believers, atheists, Muslims, all of us will bow our knee and acknowledge that Jesus was, is and always will be exactly who He told us He is. My burden is for those who do not know this now. I do not want my friends to experience that day and hear Jesus say to them, "I never knew you."
This wind storm is scary, no doubt. And the metaphorical storms we are faced with are real and difficult. But I thank God that He called me and made it possible to tether myself to Him. I can have the assurance that no matter how hard the wind may blow, God's not gonna let me get blown off His porch.