Thursday, February 7, 2008

Is God Sovereign Over Tornadoes?

By the breath of God ice is given,
and the broad waters are frozen fast.
He loads the thick cloud with moisture;
the clouds scatter his lightning.
They turn around and around by his guidance,
to accomplish all that he commands them
on the face of the habitable world.
Whether for correction or for his land
or for love, he causes it to happen.

Job 37:10-13

In his book, Is God Really in Control?, Jerry Bridges recounts a story amazingly similar to the events of this past week [Union University being devastated by a tornado]. Here is an excerpt with his commentary that I believe to be really helpful when thinking about God’s power over nature and providence in our lives.
From the chapter “God’s Power Over Nature,” Bridges writes:

You can finish reading Timmy Brister's post where Jerry Bridges addresses "Why bring God into chaos and suffering such as this?” here.

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