These past few weeks we have experienced some amazing rainfall
And these rains have been accompanied by thunder and lightning
I love to watch storms, sit somewhere safe and view the lightning and listen to the thunder
You ever thought about how powerful the lightning is?
The leader of a bolt of lighting can travel at speeds of 60,000 meters/second
And can reach temperatures approaching 54,000„a F
Wow that is some power
It was enough to send Marty McFly through time in Back to the Future
There are over 16 million lightning storms every year
And this lightning heats nearby air to about 18,000„a F nearly instantly
This is almost twice the temp. of the Sun¡¦s surface
This heating creates a shockwave that is heard as thunder
A mighty rolling thunder that registers at about 160 dB
10 x¡¦s louder than a garbage truck or jackhammer
Its like sitting in front of speakers at a rock concert
It is capable of producing temporary deafness and may cause rupturing of the ear drum
That can lead to hearing damage or deafness
It can even cause property damage
Like popping drywall from the studs in your house
And breaking windows
Just from the concussion of thunder
And it can be heard over 10 miles away
His power throughout the universe displayed
Who controls this phenomenon?
Matthew 8:26-27 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.  But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
Even the winds and the waves obey Him
How¡¦s that all fit into the global warming consensus?
God is indeed in control
This makes my soul sing out
To my Savior, my God
How GREAT Thou Art
You are immeasurably great and powerful