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“Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.”   Psalm 121:4

God is always working.  He doesn’t need to rest, He doesn’t take a break and He certainly doesn’t take a day off for a holiday and this year’s Memorial Day proves that truth.

We have a cookout every year on Memorial Day and have since we moved into our house, for the past 7 years or so, and every year God has provided absolutely beautiful weather for it.

party

Which is great because we really don’t have the room should the party be forced inside.

We woke to a soft, cool rain on Monday morning…the forecasted high?  Not much more than 65° and good chance of thunderstorms.

Uh-oh.

We moved the food tables into our one-car garage which, Godincidently, was still pretty clean!  Praise Him for that.

We borrowed a bunch of extra chairs for inside but once people started arriving we quickly realized there would not be enough room.

But I tell you…thanks be to the only One who truly provides!!

That cool mist of rain that continued most of the morning??  God staved it off and dried things up a bit from about 1:00-4:00… EXACTLY the time people were at the house.  No it didn’t warm up, it remained quite chilly, but it was dry and guests came prepared with hats and gloves; gear warm enough to eat and sit outside.

A true answer to prayer.

“so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”   Matthew 5:45

God also showed great protection (and teaching) that day.

Our house, when the doors are open, has a fantastic cross-breeze.  But be sure the door stops are in place or the sound of loud bangs will be heard…and my daughter’s thumb found that to be the case.

With all of the commotion of food and people coming in and out of the house, Sami’s thumb found itself caught on the door jam as the heavy outside door slammed closed…not an hour after the party started.

OUCH!

Her thumb nail immediately turned purple then black and never really stopped hurting.  She was a real trooper and God clearly protected her.

The x-rays taken at urgent care showed no break and after the doctor ‘drilled’ a hole through her nail to release the pressure of the bleeding, she (and her nail) looked and felt so much better.

Sami

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”   Romans 8:28

I’ll bet she doesn’t do that again!!

jammin' thumb

Related Articles:
God Controls the Weather     (brucegerencser.net)

In 2005 a neighboring town was hit hard by a tornado [Stoughton Tornado].  My family and I were at our local pool when the sirens sounded and we were sent to the locker rooms for cover.  Of course being the wanna-be storm chasers my husband and I are, we went outside while my Mom took the kids into safety.

The enormous twister passed by right in front of us, miles across, spinning and howling as it moved.

 

 

We could see and feel the force of it’s incredible, terrifying, strength and power yet from where we stood we were safe.  We were within arms reach (ok so we’re not so brave) of protection.

The Bible paints pictures of God’s strength and power;

“And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.”   1 Kings 19:11-12

It reveals the amazing ability God has to control things that seem so out of control;

Frightening storms:

“And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm.”   Mark 4:39

Fearsome beasts:

“Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you… If a river rages, he is not alarmed; He is confident, though the Jordan rushes to his mouth. Can anyone capture him when he is on watch, With barbs can anyone pierce his nose?”   Job 40:15, 23-24

“Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord? No one is so fierce that he dares to arouse him…”   Job 41:1, 10

And when God finally shows up to speak to Job in chapters 38-41, he reveals His power, not only through His words but also in his appearance:

“Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind…”   Job 38:1  (also Job 40:6)

God can be seen through all kinds of storms; roaring winds and drenching rain, financial drought or despairing loneliness but His Word reminds us that He is the one in control.

“Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.”   Psalm 135:6

Like Scott Krippane’s song says…

“Sometimes He calms the storm
With a whispered ‘Peace, be still’
He can settle any sea
But it doesn’t mean He will
Sometimes He holds us close
And lets the wind and waves go wild
Sometimes He calms the storm
And other times He calms His child.”
-Scott Krippane

 

Related posts/articles:
The witching hour…   (https://ispygod.net/)
I Spy A Fierce Dragon   (https://ispygod.net/)
Out of the whirlwind   (http://cindybythesea.wordpress.com/)
Lessons From The Whirlwind   (http://www.teachingtruth.org/)

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