It will be two or three weeks ago by the time you read this article, but did you hear the mighty thunder on Saturday afternoon? It seemed to last for the whole afternoon, but it was probably less than an hour. Somewhere in the skies far above the clouds there was lightning strike after lightning strike and after each strike the whole earth seemed to echo with thunder, sometimes far away and sometimes it seemed almost next door.

This mighty display of God’s power reminds us of the hymn ‘How Great Thou Art.’

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed:

A bit like that thunder rolling around from place to place, the hymn had its origins in Sweden and passed via Russia and Ukraine until it found its way to the United Kingdom. The creative power of God is clearly shown in this hymn. The universe we live in stretches for trillions upon trillions of miles in every direction and it is hard to understand how anyone cannot see the hand of the Creator at work. 

As we consider this amazing Creator, our minds take us to a variety of places deep in our thoughts, but have you, perhaps, stopped just for a minute and thought – yes – there must be something or someone bigger than all of this? A short while ago BBC4 showed a programme about the NASA project to put the Hubble Telescope into earth orbit. Unhindered by the myriad of lights obscuring the perfect image, the telescope sent back images to earth of stars in the making billions of years ago and billions of light years away. The images were incredible in both their beauty and clarity; just another display of the Creator’s hand at work.

The hymn-writer summed it up perfectly when he wrote:

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to thee:
How great thou art! How great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to thee:
How great thou art! How great thou art!

The next time you see a flash of lightning and hear the rolling thunder, will you stop and consider the hand of Him who put it all in place?

Wellspring Church sometimes use this song as part of our worship to this Amazing God and we stop and give thanks for the awesome wonder which rings in our hearts.

Will you come and join us in worshipping this amazing creator, God, who in awesome wonder put the earth and the heavens in place and caused the light and sound effects we heard on that Saturday?

Wellspring Church meets every Sunday at 11am in the Event Room above Trevi Bar, Camposol B. Why not give it a try? You might be surprised!