There were lightnings, sounds, and thunders; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since there were men on the earth, so great an earthquake, so mighty. Revelation 16:18 WEB
One night the sky outside of the big front window lit up with a distant bolt of lightning. The family had just finished dinner and it was time to start getting ready for bed. But the parents could not send the children away and miss this spectacular display of the power and might of God. The light show lasted longer than they could stay and watch. But the excitement of the bolts of light and the mighty cracks and roars of thunder made it difficult to close their eyes and think of sleeping. The electrical storm was beautiful but also frightening and one could not help feeling just a little safer indoors and not outside and exposed. Are we ready to see the might of God displayed?
Some people have a romantic view of when God finally says that it is time to harvest the earth. They want to believe that God is just some nice guy upstairs and that when we can finally see Him it will be like meeting some big huggable Santa Claus. But, if we study our Bibles right, we will see that whenever mortal men and women have encountered even a part of what God is, they have been filled with fear and trembling. To unleash the presence of God on unholy creatures like us would surely be too much for us too. Anyone who has truly met God in any small degree will testify to the humbling effect it has had upon them. We will be like a small trembling child when we do finally see the power and might of the Almighty God. But, some will long for nothing less, what will we choose?
Although a real encounter with You would surely be too much for us, let us long for nothing less We ask to experience Your presence and pray that You will hold us through it all!