For Ladies: The Power of God
My husband and I recently took a trip to the mountainous parts of West Virginia. We went to Blackwater Falls, first. As we were walking down the steps to the falls, we could hear the water roaring. There had been a lot of rainfall in the area, so the falls were overflowing. When we got close, we could not believe what we were seeing. The rocks were totally covered with water. The force of the water coming over the falls sprayed a mist in the air that reached hundreds of feet away. The roaring of the water is imbedded in my mind and is indescribable.
Next, we went to Canaan Valley State Park. We saw the beautiful mountains and the open fields. There were deer so close to us they could have eaten out of our hands.
Finally, we went to Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia. The scenery was breathtaking. We could see for miles in every direction.
We know that only God had a hand in creating this awesome world in which we live. The Bible tells us in Genesis 1:1 that God created the heavens and the earth. Our children are not taught this in the public school system. Therefore, it is our responsibility to teach them the truth.
We not only need to teach them that God was the creator of this world and every living thing in it, but we also need to remind them of the great power of God. As we continue reading in Genesis chapter 1, we know that God just spoke and there was light; the waters were separated from the dry land; the trees and grass were created; the sun, moon, and stars were made to rule over the day and night; the fowl of the air, fish, and all water creatures were made; land animals were made; and man was created in God’s image.
Yes, we know that God is powerful and reigns over all things. Psalms 147:4-9 tells us that He knows the number of stars and calls them by name. He prepares rain for the earth, makes the grass grow, and gives food to the animals.
A wonderful song in our hymnals that we often sing is “How Great Thou Art.”
“When thru the woods and forest glades I wander, And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees; When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze. Then sings my soul, My Savior God, to Thee, How great Thou art! How great Thou art! Then sings my soul, My Savior God, to Thee, How great Thou art! How great Thou art!” (Carl Boberg).
Yes, God truly is Great. –Rt 2 Box 353, Salem, WV 26426.
(Editor’s note: We thank sister Becky for this refreshing article. I was reminded, when I read it, that this great hymn can be traced back to Sweden. Carl Boberg wrote, in 1885, the first words in a poem which he entitled, “O Store Gud,” which is translated to English as, “O Mighty God.” His translated words were, “When I the world consider Which Thou has made by Thine almighty Word And how the webb of life Thou wisdom guideth And all creation feedeth at Thy board. Then doth my soul burst forth in song of praise Oh, great God, Oh, great God!” (Then Sings My Soul, Robert J. Morgan, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, p.213.)
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