One of the lessons we looked at during VBS was the challenge to see God in the small things. When the prophet Elijah was on the mountain side, God brought about huge powerful working, but it was in the still, small voice that God came to him. The point was that God can do big huge miracles, but He also does the small everyday stuff. We have to train ourselves to look for Him everywhere. Here’s an example.
Yesterday afternoon I was mowing my lawn. It was sunny and warm. Sometime just before 7pm, however, a huge gust of wind came from the north and dropped the temperature. Looking north I saw the dark grey clouds of a front coming through. The winds kept blowing, getting stronger. But for the last few years, I don’t see them as winds anymore…I see them as angles passing by.
He makes the winds His messengers, flames of fire His servants. (Psalm 104:4)
Ever since I studied that verse a few years ago, I can’t help but think when I feel the wind, “Was that air moving because of planetary physics, or did I just experience an angel passing by?” Yesterday I when I felt the winds passing by, I imagined an army of angels racing off to do some mighty work for our God.
From now on when you feel the wind, I hope that you will remember this verse and remember that God is active, sending His angels through the world to minister to us.