Gusts and Glory

I’m sending you some pics from Manomet Point, just south of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Eileen and I have been literally in the bullseye of the Nor’Easter that just barreled through this part of the world. Our house is on the ocean. We have no electricity. Sustained winds have been 60 miles per hour, with gusts up to 102. And this has been a 36-hour event. Meteorologists are calling it a “bomb cyclone.”

I apologize that the photos have such little definition, but that’s what we’ve been seeing: a near-whiteout of water, fog, and loud mystery. Last night our house felt and sounded like we were riding on a train. Unbelievable.

I won’t write much except to say that the God who commands these tumultuous waves and hurricane-force winds must be an awesome God! He is to be feared, and revered, by His creatures. He is absolutely unfathomable in His power and greatness.

But I must also tell you that this omnipotent Lord of the universe is more than great: He is good. The seals out there are frolicking without concern, as are the seagulls above and the whales below. In fact, the few birds I can spot seem to be soaring effortlessly.

Wind or no wind, I can rest in God’s goodness too. Christ has come to this troubled planet, shown us the infinite love of our Father, and ravaged death forever by a bloody cross and an empty tomb. What else have we to fear? Hallelujah! He’s the real Bomb of history.

This Jesus demonstrated His sovereignty over the stormy sea with three simple words: “Peace! Be still!” That’s more than enough for me. I am simply undone in the glorious presence of One that wonderful.

So today I choose to stand with King David: “The Lord is good to all, and His mercy is over all that He has made” (Psalm 145:9). I hope you’ll stand with me.

Because you and I are safer than seals.

Pastor Charles

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3 comments on “Gusts and Glory
  1. Diane Lamm says:

    Thankful for photos and your message. Must have been an awful thing to go through. So glad you are safe. Diane

  2. Bobette Craycraft says:

    Studying Daniel chapter 4 this week with a focus on the “Sovereignty ruler over all” Cross reference took us to JOB 37:10-13…
    “From the breath of God ice is made, and the expanse of the waters is frozen. Also the moisture HE loads the thick cloud; HE disperses the cloud of HIS lightning. It changes direction, turning around by HIS guidance, that it may do whatever HE commands it on the face of the inhabited earth. whether for correction, or for HIS world, or for lovingkindness, HE CAUSES IT TO HAPPEN.”

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