Due Reverence

March 6th, 2016

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1 Peter 3:8-22

One spring we hiked up the road that led past the dam to the reservoir. The river in the narrow valley crashed and tumbled, foaming over large rocks, surging down its course. The noise of the torrent filled the air, making normal conversation impossible. We soon became aware of a deeper grumble, like low thunder, yet constant. Around a bend the dam came into view. Nearby a spillway tunnel shot a huge plume of water in a horizontal cascade, roaring into a catchment pool.

Soon we climbed the steep road beside the dam. Above the mist and roar we caught sight of the full reservoir. Dark still waters reflected the surrounding forest and higher mountains. Hiking on from the brink, the din quickly faded; bird song and the gentle breeze welcomed us to seat ourselves in the lush grass.

Both the crashing roar and quiet depths called for reverence. When the believing heart encounters the living Christ, how can we not revere Him as Lord, or testify of the greatness of His power and the quiet depths of His tender mercies?

Author: Duane Brush

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2 Responses to “Due Reverence”

  1. Terry Osborn Says:

    March 6th, 2016 at 6:34 am

    The Bible says if we are quiet even the rocks will cry out the glory of God!! When you are out in His vast creation, how can you not rejoice and praise His name for all that He has created!?!? He is AWESOME, WONDERFUL, MAJECTIC, MAGNIFICENT, PRAISE-WORTHY God. I love him with all my heart, my soul, and my strength.

  2. keith holifield Says:

    March 8th, 2016 at 8:52 am

    These are wonderful words which allow the mind to visualize while the Spirit reflects on the Depths of our Awesome Lord !! Thanks Duane for listening to the Spirit to be able to communicate this beautiful scene to provide a deeper understanding of The Lord !

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