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Images of God

One of the most powerful images of God presented in the Bible is a God who rides in the whirlwind and the storm. Prophet Nahum declares, "The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet" (Nahum 1:3).  It is a tremendous image of the Creator. God has power  over and through the whirlwind because He himself rides on it. It speaks of his sovereign control over catastrophic and unpredictable force of natures. Forces feared by ordinary man such as powerful tornado and hurricanes are mere servants of God. He towards above all.  When the ancients looked at the storms they remembered this prophecy and exclaimed, yes, the clouds are the dust of his feet!

We too need to keep this image of God firmly locked in our minds. It is a powerful challenge to current worldly thinking, where we have given "nature" a title of "mother" and worship it! The Bible says, no God controls it all!  But we also need to retain it because it a real comfort to all true followers of Jesus Christ. The God of Nahum is Jesus of Nazareth! He who calmed the sea while here on earth! We can trust God to look  after the unpredictable storms of life – at home; work; church; and nation. Jesus never promised to take the storms away, rather the storms of life point to Him. He is the One who rides above it. He is in those storms and we must trust him to steer us through them!

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