Wednesday, February 06, 2008

How God is Like a Tornado

Just got an email from Pastor Scott Distler (Grace Church - Lititz, PA) to his entire church that two girls from the church at tending Union University where there when the tornado hit. Both of them were fine. Story link. One of the girls was the daughter of a good friend of mine who leads worship there. Leisey's if you are reading this, our prayers of thanksgiving are with your family today. Thanks God for giving us life and another day.

When I was in 6th grade, my house was hit by an F4 tornado in Wales, WI. One person dead, 14 injured. The person who died was the house right before it hit ours. I'd tell you the full story, but it's kinda long and not pertinent for this blog. But you can see pictures and read the full story at this link. You can see my house in one of the photos at the link...I'll let you guess which one. Since then, I follow weather closely and even thought I'd study it someday.

What we know (or rather don't know) about a tornado is interesting. Meterologists and scientists still can't figure out exactly what causes a tornado to form. You can see a tornado. You see its force. You can research what's happening up to the point of formation and what's happening as a tornado exists - but no one really knows all the exact conditions needed to form a tornado.

That's how God is like a tornado. You know God exists. You can see His effects. You can see evidence that He's been there and has been working. But no one can really explain the conditions of how He works - or how He exists before time began to begin with. Our finite minds simply can't understand - or it hasn't been revealed to us.

Job 36:26-29 "How great is God--beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out. He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind. Who can understand how he spreads out the clouds, how he thunders from his pavilion?"

We believe tornadoes exist. What about God?

By the way, you can read what they know about how tornados form at this link.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:52 AM

    Wow - I hope yours was the house where only the garage was leveled. The rest were totally destroyed!