Sunday, May 6, 2012

What A Mighty God We Serve

What a mighty God we serve
What a mighty God we serve
The angels bow before Him
Heaven and Earth adore Him
What a mighty God we serve

This song went through my mind most of the day today. Here's why...

Yes, today I went white water rafting on the River Nile. First of all, what a beautiful sight! The river, longest in the world by the way, is absolutely breathtaking. And in that first rapid, Overtime (pictured above), my boat flipped. It was amazing! We went over eight rapids today. All grades 4 and 5. That God created such beauty and power is beyond me to understand. That He allowed me to experience today is completely incomprehensible.

I know that many people back home have been posting photos of the Super Moon 2012 recently and I've seen a few. The moon, for a long time now my favorite heavenly body, was pretty spectacular. This sunset, however...

I love the following passage from Job. Our God is great. His ways are higher than our ways, and personally, I'm mighty thankful to serve such a mighty and powerful God! It's long but worth it. I promise and as you read it (because I feel like God sometimes has a sarcastic side) remember that all of the lines below are true, we are worthless, but for some unfathomable reason, God LOVES us! He loves you!

    “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
        Tell me, if you have understanding.
    Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
        Or who stretched the line upon it?
    On what were its bases sunk,
        or who laid its cornerstone,
    when the morning stars sang together
        and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
    “Or who shut in the sea with doors
        when it burst out from the womb,
    when I made clouds its garment
        and thick darkness its swaddling band,
    and prescribed limits for it
        and set bars and doors,
    and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
        and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?
    “Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
        and caused the dawn to know its place,
    that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth,
        and the wicked be shaken out of it?
    It is changed like clay under the seal,
        and its features stand out like a garment.
    From the wicked their light is withheld,
        and their uplifted arm is broken.
    “Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
        or walked in the recesses of the deep?
    Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
        or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
    Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
        Declare, if you know all this.
    “Where is the way to the dwelling of light,
        and where is the place of darkness,
    that you may take it to its territory
        and that you may discern the paths to its home?
    You know, for you were born then,
        and the number of your days is great!
    “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow,
        or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,
    which I have reserved for the time of trouble,
        for the day of battle and war?
    What is the way to the place where the light is distributed,
        or where the east wind is scattered upon the earth?
    “Who has cleft a channel for the torrents of rain
        and a way for the thunderbolt,
    to bring rain on a land where no man is,
        on the desert in which there is no man,
    to satisfy the waste and desolate land,
        and to make the ground sprout with grass?
    “Has the rain a father,
        or who has begotten the drops of dew?
    From whose womb did the ice come forth,
        and who has given birth to the frost of heaven?
    The waters become hard like stone,
        and the face of the deep is frozen.
    “Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades
        or loose the cords of Orion?
    Can you lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season,
        or can you guide the Bear with its children?
    Do you know the ordinances of the heavens?
        Can you establish their rule on the earth?
    “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,
        that a flood of waters may cover you?
    Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go
        and say to you, ‘Here we are’?
    Who has put wisdom in the inward parts
        or given understanding to the mind?
    Who can number the clouds by wisdom?
        Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens,
    when the dust runs into a mass
        and the clods stick fast together?
   (Job 38:4-41 ESV)

We head home tomorrow. Your prayers for a safe journey are appreciated. Before we go, I've decided to bungee jump over the Nile. Prayers for that are also welcome! ;)

3, 2, 1...Bungeeeee!!!!!

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