I was startled awake at 5:15 Monday morning by a very loud clap of thunder. As I sat up, I also heard the gentle rattle of the rain as it fell on the metal rain-cap on the chimney. I yawned, stretched and collected my thoughts. As I got my bearings, it occurred to me that I ought to turn the sprinkler system off since the sprinkler heads shoot forth a spray of water that invites lightening to strike it. Still in my jammie’s, I stumbled into the kitchen and turned on the coffee maker and went out on the covered terrace and into the ante room off my office where the sprinkler system control panel is located. After disarming the panel, I went back on the terrace. As I did there was more lightening, so I took a seat at the outdoor breakfast table and watched the show! As I watched and listened to all of that power and energy (an hour before daylight), the thought struck that all of that power and majesty are but a mere flick on the Lord’s index finger. He has all power! He commands all of nature and its raw power. He created everything out of nothing. He hung the sun, stars, and moon in space and commanded them all to stay there and do their jobs until such time as He told them to do something different! I was thrilled as I watched and remembered that He loves me and has made serious promises to me. I chuckled as the thought occurred to me that it is just too cool when the Lord shows up . . . it is even cooler when He shows out!
Then I drove to San Antonio to conduct a seminar on Tuesday and Wednesday at a terrific downtown hotel. Then on Wednesday afternoon, as I head to Burnet, I will stop by Stone Oak Hospital to visit a friend who will have neck surgery earlier in the day. When he developed a problem, I hooked him up with my Neurosurgeons and they are certain they can fix his problem. I hope they can!
I will overnight at the Burnet house on Wednesday, workout in the pool at the YMCA on Thursday, then drive to Waco and pick up Ali and Abi. We will return to Burnet for Thursday evening; then on Friday morning we will have breakfast at the cool new McDonalds in Burnet and drive to the Coast.
Thinking that I strayed off onto a rabbit trail with all of this when I started off writing about power? Let me assure you that my trip to San Antonio and each of the events identified herein are also demonstrations of the Lord’s power, just as much as that electrical storm. It is a great power that enables a fellow who suffered from a broken neck and a serious spinal cord injury to function independently and travel alone in this manner.
I love the power of God. It changes everything . . .