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Terrify Them With Your Hurricane . . .

From today’s readings in The Lectionary, a psalm to which anyone who lives on the Gulf of Mexico can relate . . . there is a total realization of God’s awesome power in the nature of catastrophic events, and people who are not believers find themselves praying . . .

Psalm 83

A Song. A Psalm of Asaph.
1 O God, do not keep silence;
do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
2 Even now your enemies are in tumult;
those who hate you have raised their heads.
3 They lay crafty plans against your people;
they consult together against those you protect.
4 They say, ‘Come, let us wipe them out as a nation;
let the name of Israel be remembered no more.’
5 They conspire with one accord;
against you they make a covenant—
6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
Moab and the Hagrites,
7 Gebal and Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assyria also has joined them;
they are the strong arm of the children of Lot.

9 Do to them as you did to Midian,
as to Sisera and Jabin at the Wadi Kishon,
10 who were destroyed at En-dor,
who became dung for the ground.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 who said, ‘Let us take the pastures of God
for our own possession.’

13 O my God, make them like whirling dust,*
like chaff before the wind.
14 As fire consumes the forest,
as the flame sets the mountains ablaze,
15 so pursue them with your tempest
and terrify them with your hurricane.
16 Fill their faces with shame,
so that they may seek your name, O Lord.
17 Let them be put to shame and dismayed for ever;
let them perish in disgrace.
18 Let them know that you alone,
whose name is the Lord,
are the Most High over all the earth.

June 21, 2012 - Posted by | Lectionary Readings, Weather


  1. A big video hit msg about was circulating in kuwait on WATSAPP is about dust storm in Pheonix ,and the fun the American weather men / ladies were having with the Arabic name identifying this type of storm as ” Haboob”

    Comment by daggero | June 25, 2012 | Reply

  2. No kidding! We have a tropical storm stalled off the coast right now, Tropical Storm Debbie, and no one knows where it is headed. We are all under a storm watch. You cannot imagine the horror of a hurricane, the terrifying power of the winds and you realize how really really small we are.

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 25, 2012 | Reply

  3. Here is the link to the Haboob story

    Comment by daggero | June 27, 2012 | Reply

  4. Hmmmm . . . . .”this video is currently unavailable”

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 27, 2012 | Reply

  5. Finally was able to see it, hilarious!

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 27, 2012 | Reply

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