Who sends the rain?
Pastor Mark Jeske
If you are not connected in faith to the Creator, if your mind is not informed by the Word of God, if Scripture has not helped you to see and understand the stories of our origins, then you will have to come up with other explanations of cause and effect in our world. Magazine articles, blogs, and TV shows stay away from any suggestion that there could be intelligent design in our world, unless they attribute brilliant engineering to “Mother Nature.”
Nobody today worships Baal or Asherah anymore, but people when pressed will find all kinds of explanations for natural phenomena. But only one explanation aligns with reality: “Do any of the worthless idols of the nations bring rain? Do the skies themselves send down showers? No, it is you, LORD our God. Therefore our hope is in you, for you are the one who does all this” (Jeremiah 14:22).
One of the great benefits of getting out of town on your vacation is to give you a fresh look at God’s natural world. There is no wise and omnipotent Mother Nature, but there is a kind, wise heavenly Father who made the natural wonders you are looking at. It is part of your worship life not just to go to church and sing and pray your praises. You worship God outdoors when you give him the glory he deserves for what he has made.
You worship him also when you ask him for things in nature that only he can do.
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