Scripture Meditation: Psalm 147:15-17

I heard a verse at church on Sunday that has been on my heart all week. It has been in the negatives (F) since this past weekend, even during the day! -15 out tonight! I know there are a lot colder places in the world, for example I checked the weather for Fairbanks, Alaska and it is currently -34 degrees Fahrenheit there – no joke!! The residents up there could appreciate the implication of these verses much better…When it is this cold out your body – well mine at least – begins to shiver uncontrollably even after standing still outside just briefly, nose hairs freeze almost instantly (such a weird feeling) and your face hurts when you finally get indoors where it is warm. The frost covers everything, the trees look so beautiful with their icy white branches and the thick layer of snow has transformed the landscape. Even in the frigid cold God is glorified. If you stop and think about the extreme cold weather conditions you can’t help but be awe-struck and humbled before Him. The psalmist captured this in Psalm 147:15-17:

“He sends forth His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes.
He casts forth His ice as fragments;
Who can stand before His cold?”

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