Psalm 29: 1-5
“The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.” vs. 4
When we consider the attributes of God our choice of descriptive words is all over the map. So much depends upon our God definitions and God experiences. Many in our age don’t see things in the course of their daily experiences that bring God to mind…God for them is more of an idea or a concept and not a regular presence. For the psalmist, on the other hand, God was always at hand and signs of God’s presence and power were all around. Everything that happened in creation was ascribed to the Lord’s glory and strength…gale force winds whipping across the sea, tremors in the earth that collapsed whole cities, even the movements of planets and stars…everything was a sign of God’s majesty and glory. Most of us don’t think like that anymore. We attribute all that happens to natural causes and depend on science and technology to explain all apparent mysteries of the universe. Sadly, such an approach leaves little room for God and partially explains why some people have moved away from faith. The problem is that leaving God out of the equation does nothing to satisfy the deepest desires of our souls. We’re left with a sterile barren universe and a future with little purpose or meaning. Fortunately we don’t have to embrace the worldview of the psalmist to ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. True faith sees God’s presence in all things, even the laws of quantum mechanics.
Thought for the Day: Where do I see God’s power and might?