Baptist Press has published a must-read testimony from a student who was crushed beneath rubble following the destructive February 5 tornadoes. It is an amazing testimony of God's presence in the worst of times. I also want to point you to a song written by my friend Eric. He wrote the song below called, "The Fury of the Wind, The Raging of the Sea" after spending time in Biloxi after Hurricane Katrina. Powerful words ... Powerful God.
The Fury of the Wind, The Raging of the Sea
The fury of the wind, The raging of the sea, How small a whisper do we hear Of our God's majesty! The thunder of His pow'r, O, who can understand? Before the fullness of His wrath O, who of us could stand?
"Shall man find fault with God?" He asks of man below. "Now, gird yourself to answer Me. And tell Me, if you know: Who made the earth and sea? Who speaks and stars obey? Who plays with creatures of the deep? Who gives the beast its prey?"
You, Lord, can do all things, And none can stay Your hand. I uttered what I did not know And could not understand. Before Your greatness, Lord, I fall upon my face. And, by such glory stripped of pride, I cast myself on grace.
The raging wind and sea Cause me to flee to Christ, Who bore the tempest of God's wrath To be my sacrifice. Though in the storm I'm blind, I trust my Sovereign's plan. I know that my Redeemer lives And with Him I shall stand.
Text: © Eric Schumacher (1976- ) Tune: George William Martin (1821-1881), LEOMINSTER