As could be read and understood in yesterday’s devotional, how God made the muscular and nervous systems conveyed the creative works of God that makes it fitting to call Him “God of “wonders. Only the fools who refused to acknowledge this fact argue against this fact to their detriment. In today’s devotional, we will like to look into one natural phenomenon that when taking place all hearts melts. This phenomenon is thundering. Exodus 19: 16 quoted above testified how the Israelites trembled one morning when God resorted to thundering and lightning when His people sounded trumpet to Him. This is seen in Exodus 20: 18 also. We will all agree that sound of thunder is accompanied with fear and trembling. It is more wonderful to note that thunder is produced by air and lighting. One revelation says that thunder is caused by the rapid expansion of the air surrounding the path of lightning bolt. Metrologists and scientists have more on this.
Information about thunder puts it that the fire of the thunder we see on the earth comes from two strokes simultaneously. The first stroke of the lightning comes from the cloud to the ground; then the stroke of the lightning usually returns from the ground to the cloud. This phenomenon produces electricity generated by the returning stroke to the cloud raising the temperature of the surrounding ground. This temperature is about 27, 000 degrees Fahrenheit. This is simplistically theorized, but is more of wonders of God. Incredibly, God does allow thunder to strike destructively without sound of thunderstorm. According to a search of Library Of Congress, America; in April, 1885 five lightning bolts struck the Washington Monuments during thunderstorm, yet no thunder sound was heard.
We human being on the earth instantly see the powerful light from the lightning of the thunder without a little knowledge of it except God. It is said that the lightning bolt of the thunder takes few thousandths of seconds to split through the air. That louder sound of the thunder we hear is from the lightning bolts of the expansion of the air surrounding the lightning bolt. The mystery in this is the deafening and trembling sound thunder produces from just a clash of air with lightning while moving at opposite direction before they meet. Job knows God as one who “…set a limit for the rain and a course for the thunders” (Job 28: 26). Job would say in another place that: “Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds. The thundering of His pavilion?” (Job 36: 29). The beloved, may we think of how God is God Of Wonder for Him to be real to us.
Dear Almighty Father, make me understand your miraculous works of wonders more and more in the name of Jesus Christ.