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My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Please forgive the tardiness of this entry as God is showing me patience with my sweet daughter Sienna. The night was long as she was up every hour, or so it seems, as my mind drifted back to sleep she would be calling again. Oh there are so many to whom I write that have the same experiences. Please pray for Cindy and me that we shall have some sleepful nights before us. And if we don’t I am encouraged, by you who have gone before us, that will someday end.
What an encouraging devotion this evening reading from the Book of Nahum, a book I personally don’t think I have ever read, but what a powerful verse:
The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked. The Lord has his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.
I love the description here as the writer describes the clouds are the dust of His feet. Indeed they are, the thought is mind blowing to say the least. He is so magnificent. Spurgeon writes, “The Lord is slow to anger, because He is GREAT IN POWER. He is truly great in power who hath power over himself.” What a blessing because if He were less divine, Spurgeon continues, “he would long ere this have sent forth the whole of His thunders, and emptied the magazines of heaven; He would long ere ths have blasted the earth with the wondrous fires of its lower regions and man would have been utterly destroyed.” We deserve this wrath that God has for us, but praise him brothers, Jesus is our saving Grace. I am so thankful that God is slow to anger and that he has given us mercy that we do not deserve.