Remember to magnify His work,
Of which men have sung.
Everyone has seen it;
Man looks on it from afar.
Job 36:24-25 (NKJV)
Elihu proclaims God's majesty...
reminding Job, as well as us,
that what we magnify shall certainly become enlarged.
If only we would pay attention.
But we see God from afar...
We only see the rainstorm from inside our safe home.
We shake our fist at the weatherman who got the forecast wrong.
We watch the devastating flood on our widescreen TV.
But rarely do we tremble in amazement...
at the wonder of our God.
Look, God is greater than we can understand.
His years cannot be counted.
He draws up the water vapor
and then distills it into rain.
The rain pours down from the clouds,
and everyone benefits.
Who can understand the spreading of the clouds
and the thunder that rolls forth from heaven?
See how he spreads the lightning around him
and how it lights up the depths of the sea.
By these mighty acts he nourishes[d] the people,
giving them food in abundance.
He fills his hands with lightning bolts
and hurls each at its target.
Job 36:26-32 (NLT)
We should bow our face low...
His majesty to proclaim!
By the many works of creation....
management of the wonders of nature,
God rewards and disciplines man.
We see the results as the rush of water,
the force of the current...
but we never see the distilling droplets in the clouds above
gathering before the storm.
God's plans are so much greater than we can ever imagine.
He can use people and events in such a great way...
from the smallest of beginnings long ago,
to the greatest of changes in the here and now.
We simply have no idea until they are upon us.
For we are utterly consumed by ourselves...
worshipping the small screens that hold our hands captive.
Never taking time to look up,
and simply notice Him.
Word of God... train me, today...
to tremble at the work of God's hand.
Oh that we could return to a time of less...
to magnify more of Him.
At this also my heart trembles,
And leaps from its place.
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