And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28.
As I write this, the earth is experiencing a wave of volcanic activity. The massive amount of power that resides beneath us on this planet is incredible. Scientists are continuously astounded by the force and unpredictability of these massive mountains of destruction.
I was watching a documentary on volcanos when I heard the Still Small Voice of the Lord whisper this. –
“Men are not aware of the power that lies beneath them. They are even less aware of the power that lies above them.”
The massive power we witness in these natural eruptions is nothing compared to the power of the One who created them.
Men fear natural disasters and their destruction, but they need to fear the greater power of God, who, as Jesus said, has the ability to cast the souls of the people who have chosen to reject Him into the hell of their own making.
These natural disasters we are witnessing today are the result of man’s sin and their rebellion against their Creator. The violence will cease if people follow God’s instructions to repent. (Rev. 9:20,21). But sadly as the Word tells us, mankind is far too proud to humble themselves, therefore, the world will continue to experience the fruits of sin until the Lord returns.
The people who respond to the Lord’s call upon their lives, still must endure the results of some of these traumatic events. But through our faith, we have been given the ability to spiritually walk above the turbulent waters of this life as long as our eyes are fixed upon Jesus who is our hope. Because we have believed the Gospel and received Jesus as our Savior, we have been assured that this life is only a prelude to our eternal life with God.
We know that the Power above, loves us and is the Power that is on our side in every circumstance. As He has said, “I will never leave or forsake you, (Hebrews 13:5) even unto the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20).
Copyright 2018 by H. D. Shively
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