God’s Awesome Deeds

God’s Awesome Deeds

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration MinistriesMay 18, 20191 Minutes

The eruption of Mount St. Helens, a volcano in the state of Washington, occurred on this day in 1980. The impact of this devastating volcanic eruption, in which 57 people died, was overwhelming and terrifying. No one who saw this spectacle would ever forget it.

A column of gas and ash eruption was formed that was over 12 miles high and traveled hundreds of miles. By the end, the mountain’s volcanic cone had been completely blasted away, and its peak had been replaced by a crater almost 2,000 feet deep. An earthquake triggered a gigantic landslide, and a cloud of ash and stone was carried more than 12 miles. Mud flows buried river valleys up to 17 miles away!

Isaiah 64:1 uses the picture of a mountain quaking to describe the power of God’s presence. When the Lord “bursts from the heavens” and comes down, the mountains will quake and the nations will tremble.

When God acts, His enemies begin to grasp His power, glory, and omnipotence. As the prophet Isaiah knew, “since the world began, no ear has heard, and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him!” (v. 4).

Right now you may be facing fearsome enemies or problems that seem insurmountable. But you serve a God who can make the earth shake and the mountains quake! Nothing is impossible for Him! He is all-powerful.