Sunday, July 21, 2013

In a Flash!


 A spectacular photo capturing bright lightning in action as it surges from the sky to the ground, illuminating the sky and creating this beautiful image.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. II Peter 3:9,10

Wow! What a storm we had the other night! At first it seemed like a normal summer storm and it was, but not for us. As we sat at the supper table there was a huge ball of light in our back yard. The lights went off, then came back on, sort of. Six light bulbs were blown, three above our heads, 2 in the kitchen and 1 in the living room. Oh, but that’s not all. The phones were dead. The modem was blown on the internet. The mouse was blown. The ground fault receptacle was dead. And the air conditioner was blowing heat and would not cut off! An A/C repairman thought the lightning may have melted some elements together! When we went out side we noticed mud splattered on top of a car under a carport shed. How odd, until we noticed the other signs; a hole the size of a cantaloupe near the car, another hole under the wheel of a flower stand. The ground was ripped up and roots de-barked and more mud slung on a patio. What in the world? The spot where the lightning had struck! None of our neighbors had been affected and thankfully we were all safe but the things of this world had melted and burned up in a flash.

In Matthew, chapter 24, Jesus tells his disciples that the coming of the Son of Man will be like lightning coming out of the east and shining to the west. The storm the other night helped me picture the unexpectedness of His coming. It also helped me understand that it is very visible. All our neighbors for miles saw and heard the storm but, compared to the number of people who saw and heard the storm, only a few were affected, including us.  A little further in Matthew 24, Jesus says 2 people shall be in the field, one shall be taken, the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill, one taken the other left.

God is not slack. He will come back for his people and the rest will be left. But, there are many more who need to know his salvation so he patiently waits, knowing that when He comes the disaster for those left will be sudden and destructive, even to the burning of everything.

Would you like to know a little more and do some experiments with “lightning”? Try this website for some insight: http://www.weatherwizkids.com/experiments-thunder.htm

Have you asked for God’s forgiveness and salvation? Has God shown you His patience and power in some way?  Please share your experiences with us.  

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. II Peter 3:9,10

Wow! What a storm we had the other night! At first it seemed like a normal summer storm and it was, but not for us. As we sat at the supper table there was a huge ball of light in our back yard. The lights went off, then came back on, sort of. Six light bulbs were blown, three above our heads, 2 in the kitchen and 1 in the living room. Oh, but that’s not all. The phones were dead. The modem was blown on the internet. The mouse was blown. The ground fault receptacle was dead. And the air conditioner was blowing heat and would not cut off! An A/C repairman thought the lightning may have melted some elements together! When we went out side we noticed mud splattered on top of a car under a carport shed. How odd, until we noticed the other signs; a hole the size of a cantaloupe near the car, another hole under the wheel of a flower stand. The ground was ripped up and roots de-barked and more mud slung on a patio. What in the world? The spot where the lightning had struck! None of our neighbors had been affected and thankfully we were all safe but the things of this world had melted and burned up in a flash.

In Matthew, chapter 24, Jesus tells his disciples that the coming of the Son of Man will be like lightning coming out of the east and shining to the west. The storm the other night helped me picture the unexpectedness of His coming. It also helped me understand that it is very visible. All our neighbors for miles saw and heard the storm but, compared to the number of people who saw and heard the storm, only a few were affected, including us.  A little further in Matthew 24, Jesus says 2 people shall be in the field, one shall be taken, the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill, one taken the other left.

God is not slack. He will come back for his people and the rest will be left. But, there are many more who need to know his salvation so he patiently waits, knowing that when He comes the disaster for those left will be sudden and destructive, even to the burning of everything.

Would you like to know a little more and do some experiments with “lightning”? Try this website for some insight: http://www.weatherwizkids.com/experiments-thunder.htm

Have you asked for God’s forgiveness and salvation? Has God shown you His patience and power in some way?  Please share your experiences with us.  
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