Worship Wednesday: Masterpiece in the Sky

When I was little, I was scared to death of storms. Let me rephrase that… If there was even potential for severe weather, my brain and body became completely paralyzed. Uncontrollable shaking and worry filled every crevice of my frame.

Now? Well, now I love storms. Actually I get excited when the weather report shows a good chance of them. In fact, one of my “bucket list” items is to do one of those storm chasing trips. My brother and I text pictures to each other sometimes when we see cool clouds… potential for a funnel. Here’s one he took last night…

 

Beautiful, isn’t it? And this photo is only the beginning. The whole night was full of amazing tapestries of blue, red, and yellow. Flashes of lightning that left impressions in the black. Awesome clouds that cannot be described adequately with words. The sky was incredible.

So why is this beautiful to me now? What has changed? Simple. My fear has turned to awe. Awe of His beauty. The same clouds that used to spawn thoughts of death, pain, and destruction now conjure images of how big God is.

Storms remind us that He is in control. That He is bigger than anything we may fear in this world. We never know where the lightning will appear next. Or where the funnel may touch down. He is in control.

I found myself mouth-wide-open last night as I drove home from rehearsal. The show in the sky truly took my breath away. A moment like that is the ultimate worship experience. To witness His masterpiece in the sky and recognize that we have absolutely no control… God alone is great! He alone is worthy of praise.

So what is God teaching you about worship?


14 Comments

  1. Paula, that is really so true. There is no better place to be but in a place where He is in complete control! There is awe and wonder there. And when He is in complete control, we are thankful for His grace! This is a beautiful post! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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    • YES! So true, Erin! :) Thank you so much!

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  2. I am a total storm chaser. I totally think I could have been a meteorologist! :) Storms are so powerful and they remind of the vastness of God and His absolute abiity to protect us.

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    • When I was little, that was one of my dreams… to be a meteorologist. One of many. :) But yes, storms definitely remind us of how big our God is… and how out of control we are!

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  3. Great picture. I love storms too. Especially thunder. Anything that make the day unusual.

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Veronica!

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  4. I love storms if I’m home and don’t have to drive in them and if there is no chance for tornadoes. My poor dog is terrified of storms & he runs all around the house trying to find a place to hide :)

    When I was growing up and it was raining hard and thundering, my mother always told us it meant the devil was beating his wife :)

    Stopping by from VoiceBoks!

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Laura! :)

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  5. Gorgeous picture. The power of nature certainly is incredibly awe-inspiring!

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    • Thank you, Barb! And yes, it is!

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  6. Fear turned to awe….love that. Oh the power in the very hand that holds me…

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    • Thanks, Nikki! So true… and storms are the perfect reminder. :) Thanks for linking up!!

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  7. great story. I love storms. they are so fun to watch but I loved the point you were trying to make. it comes down to faith kind of. thanks for the great post!

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    • Thanks! Yes, definitely comes down to faith. :)

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