The same song can elicit varying responses from different individuals. One of my favorite songs has a Heavenly Composer, and I’m getting to listen to it today!
We’re under a high wind warning, promising gusts up to 60 mph (96.5 kmh). The wind blowing through the trees behind the house, causing them to dance in the sky above, is a sound I love to hear. But the wind gusts that really make them frolic set my heart all aflutter!
That sound quickens of the heart rate of other people, but with a different kind of excitement. They fear the power of the wind and what it could do to their house, their car, their electricity . . . Perhaps they’ve had a traumatizing experience from a hurricane or tornado. Maybe they just generally tend to fear the worst. I can’t tell you about others, but I can tell you about myself!
Why is a windstorm exhilarating for me? I have shared this many times before, but today’s a great day to share it again. I love it because it reminds me that the One who created the winds and the waves is greater than either. It reminds me that I am not so powerful as I sometimes may think I am, and humbles me to realize that without God I am nothing, and can really do nothing without his enabling me. Anything that I succeed in I could not do without his help.
“Remember the LORD your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful” (Deuteronomy 8:18 NLT).
The power of the wind reminds me of the power of the One who holds my very life in his hands. My days have already been numbered, and He knows them beginning to end.
“You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed” (Psalm 139:16).
When my last day on earth arrives, whether I expect it or not, it will not be a surprise to him, for He already knows when it will be!
He also knows how I will leave this earth. But should I live afraid of that day? No.
“The LORD is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?” (Psalm 27:1-2)
I do not fear, for death is only a doorway to eternity. King David had the same hope, even though he knew that one day he would die and leave this earth: “You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever” (Psalm 16:11).
What about you? Have you made God your place of eternal safety? Life on this earth is only temporary, my friend. Look to him for peace, and trust him with your days.
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!Isaiah 26:3