4His splendor was like the sunrise;
rays flashed from his hand,
where his power was hidden.
5Plague went before him;
pestilence followed his steps.
6He stood, and shook the earth;
he looked, and made nations tremble.
The ancient mountains crumbled
and the age-old hils collapsed-
but he marches on forever. (Habakkuk 3:4-6)
The Prophet Habakkuk gives a fearful description of the power and majesty of God. Habakkuk describes His “splendor” and then His power as “plague” go before God and “pestilence” follows His steps. Verses like these may make you wonder if God was indeed the creator of COVID-19, sending a devastating pestilence to remind humanity of its place in creation. Perhaps this is what we needed to remind us of our mortality and our dependence on God.
Tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. It is a day usually spent with family and friends. We have an infinite amount of blessings to be thankful for in this life. Please take time to say a prayer of Thanksgiving to the Creator of all, the one who created this fantastic world and everyone and everything in it. And say a prayer for anyone who must spend this holiday alone. Pray for the lost to come to Christ. I pray for you all to have a safe and amazing day of gratitude and praise.
If you are traveling, Pastor Steven Furtick’s message from two weeks ago was AMAZING. Click on the image below to give it a listen. I will be listening to this past Sunday’s during my drive.
I also highly recommend the new album from TRIBL, which dropped last week. This is a wonderful album of worship covers. Click here to listen to it all. You can hear one of those releases below, which is the perfect song for this weekend.
Reading plan: Old Testament only
Deeper reading plan: Habakkuk 3:1-10