Oklahoma spring mornings are so intriguing. When I first came out, the sky was overcast on the east and in the north, and there were angry looking clouds, dark and foreboding, building up in the west and the south. The wind whipping through the trees creates a sound reminiscent of a rapid creek in the background. The birds are mostly silent, holding on to their perches being foremost in their thoughts.

Within 15 minutes, the sky scape changes to a solid gray. Smaller clouds are scudding across in front of me, pushed by the force of the upper winds. Suddenly the sun breaks through, sending bright rays of light shooting down through the clouds. The wind still blows through, but it is washing the sky clean of the clouds and bringing a brilliant blue sky into view.

Wait a little while, because now the winds are bringing more of the thunder clouds, filling the sky again to the west and south, a promise of a thunderstorm. How can anyone seriously try to claim that this has all come to be by a chance meeting of a couple of atoms? (And besides, where did those atoms come from?) After the storm passes, God’s promise to never again destroy the earth by a flood begins to shine through the clouds. How magnificent is our LORD!

“Your kingdom is an Everlasting Kingdom, and Your dominion endures through ALL generations. The LORD is Trustworthy in all He promises and Faithful in all He does. The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to You, and You give them their food at the proper time. You open Your Hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. The LORD is Righteous in ALL His ways and Faithful in all He does. The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in Truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them. The LORD watches over all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy. My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD . Let every creature praise His Holy Name for ever and ever!” – Psalm 145 NIV


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