Rain, Lightning, and Thunder

Storms and weather in general have always fascinated me. I could sit and watch lightning and the storms for hours.  Other than the rain shaft from thunderstorm“devastation” that can come from them, there is something beautiful about a thunderstorm cloud, its lightning, thunder and wind are just amazing to me. I was awakened early this morning by a small “thunderstorm” that moved through Oklahoma City.  I got up and while sitting at my computer study in the quietness of my home, another small thunderstorm moved through.  And for whatever reason it reminded me of the scripture in Job:

“When He made a decree for the rain, and a path for the thunderstorm” Job 28:26

Job is one of the “oldest” books of the Bible.  I am sure when Job penned those words he had little or no understanding of our modern day science of meteorology. Yet, inspired by the Holy Spirit, Job knew and understood that God decrees the rain.  As Jesus himself put it, “…(He) sendeth rain on the just and the unjust.” (Matthew 5:45). Job understood that God is in control no matter the circumstances of our life.  In verse 24 of the same chapter he declares “For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;” That’s our God. Make no mistake about, God knows what’s going on.

I am comforted in knowing that the “Great I Am” is in control. I put my life and my trust in His hands. He brings the rain that is needed for life and He sees everything under the entire heaven.

What comforts you about God?

— Keith




  1. Having gone through the trauma of the death of my Father when I was only six years old, I grasped desperately for the consolation that I had a heavenly Father who would never leave nor forsake me. I grew up knowing the pain and deprivation of being an ‘orphan’ and yet comforted by the assurance of having a heavenly Father.

  2. I remember the terror that I had as a child of the thunder. We had lightning strike a tree about 50 feet from the house one time. Another time lightning struck one of our cows in the barnyard just beyond our yard. It bounced me out of bed. I always wound up in Momma’s bed when there was thunder.

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