The wind blew ferociously while the dark clouds tumbled through the sky. Patches of stubborn blue quickly lost ground against the approaching storm, surrendering their signs of early spring to the angry cold front bearing down with winter’s scorn.

I stopped. Looked. And listened.

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Gale-force winds howled, rushing past me to impact the pine grove up ahead. Branches swayed, bending from the power that surged through them. Dry, brittle pine needles swirled across the road. I realized that this wind – this power – arrived before the storm. It was the leading edge of the cold front that is set to bring snow and ice to our mountains in several hours.

This realization caused me to think about the Lord.

I thought about how He knows about the impending storms long before we do. I thought about how swift and ferocious is His response to His child in need.

Consider this:

“I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies…In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry came before Him, even to His ears.

“Then the earth shook and trembled…He bowed the heavens also, and came down with darkness under His feet. And He rode upon a cherub, and flew; He flew upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness His secret place; His canopy around Him was dark waters and thick clouds of the skies…

“He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support. He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.” ~ Psalm 18: 3,6,7a, 9-11,17-19

Powerful, isn’t it? Humbling…comforting. Totally amazing.

And to think that nothing can separate us from His powerful, ferocious love.

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Father, I’m amazed at the power of Your love. Awaken our hearts to understand how much You gave that we might know Your love. I take such comfort in the knowledge that when I cry out to You, You respond with power and immediacy. You are the Mighty God, the Maker of heaven and earth. Nothing is too difficult for You. Thank You for Your love, Your Presence, Your shelter and care. I pray for the one that is struggling today. Open their eyes to see You in their midst working everything together for their good. Encourage them, Lord. Please reveal Yourself to them in very personal, tangible ways. We love You, Lord. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
If you received Morning Glory via email, please visit the Morning Glory  page for a special blessing. Do you remember the song, “Through It All” from the 70s? Andrae’ Crouch sang it back then. Good stuff, huh? I found a video of the clown ministry from Multitudes Church acting this song out in mime. It’s very simple and very powerful.