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Hurricanes Demonstrate God’s Power

Hurricanes are common events in late summer and early fall for those living along the sea coast. With such magnitude and power, they demonstrate the power of God and the helplessness of humanity.
This writer hopes his readers have not personally experienced injury or property destroyed resulting from a hurricane, nor any of their family. But if so, my compassion is extended to you and them.
These oceanic events can demonstrate much about the power of God as compared to our own power. We can see the mind of God as compared to our own. His great power to create is on display when compared with our inability to change what God has created.
From a satellite in space viewpoint, we see the massiveness of hurricanes. As one ponders this great weather event, they should be in awe of the being who engineered such a thing. Think about the different elements comprising the wind and the force behind it. Think about how the wind draft is able to pull millions of gallons of water from the ocean and contain it as the hurricane spins at high miles per hour rates. Then think about the force that is necessary to move this mass of wind and water. There are many other things to meditate upon and stimulate the thinking but these will suffice to demonstrate God’s power.
Turning out thoughts to the inability of humans to stop this meteorological event; we are powerless. There are only two things we can do: go somewhere to avoid the potential path of the hurricane; or, “wait out the storm” by seeking shelter hoping our edifice is sturdy enough to withstand the pounding rain and blowing wind.
Continuing to think on this event, we do not have the ability to “steer” this massive storm in any direction; we can only “track” the storm. Using “computer models” we might speculate (or forecast) where this storm might travel and when it might hit “land fall,” but that is all we can do.
One other thing to contemplate is the similarities of each storm, but how different they are; each having its own composition. Giving a probability of what is going to happen and when it might happen is the best we can do.
In considering all these things, hurricanes could not have “just happened?” A very powerful being had to create this massively destructive weather phenomenon. With such power displayed, our thinking is foolish if we believe we can live independently of this Being. As one of many things in our world, hurricanes should convince us there is a God. Hurricanes demonstrate God’s power and should motivate us to be living God’s way. 
Carlton McPeak