His way is in whirlwind and storm,
and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
He rebukes the sea and makes it dry,
and he dries up all the rivers;
Bashan and Carmel wither,
and the bloom of Lebanon fades.
The mountains quake before him,
and the hills melt;
the earth heaves before him,
the world and all who live in it. (Nahum 1:3b–5)
The prophet Nahum looks out at the world – at all of creation – and sees the majesty and power of God. The whirlwind and storm and clouds, the seas and rivers, the mountains and hills – all the earth testifies to the strength and stability of the divine. Like Nahum, I hope that we too can look around and the wonder of our world and see the power and strength of God, during good times and challenging times. – rc