Monday, January 10, 2011

Psalm 114

OK, this is a never before seen FOOTBALL post on MY blog... AND it's about God. Crazy? I know. But bear with me.

First, check out Psalm 114:7

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
who turned the rock into the pool,
the hard rock into springs of water.

OK, the Psalmist is celebrating at the presence of God, and at Israel leaving Egypt. Good stuff. And the earth TREMBLED at God's presence... Crazy stuff. It doesn't REALLY happen, does it? I mean, just because God is around, the earth doesn't actually MOVE, right? It's just poetry.

Well... think about this. On Saturday, the Seahawks made a crazy, unexpected win in a playoff game. About three and half minutes from the end of the game, Marshawn Lynch ran a crazy 3,000 yard run (OK, not that long, but close...), scoring a touchdown. The crowd. Went. Wild.

Wild enough to make the earth... tremble.

A minor tremor was recorded on a seismograph near Qwest Field. The 12th Man brought it so loud and strong that the earth literally shook.


If a few thousand fans screaming their heads off can make the earth shake, don't you think that the poetry in Psalm 114 might just be talking about the earth actually trembling at the presence of God?

Now one question remains... when YOU enter God's presence...
What do you do?


Jenni said...

Seriously?? A tremor? I had no idea.

Emily said...

uh huh!!! It registered as an earthquake!! lol

slicer1982 said...

Earthquakes in Arizona last night too! War Eagle!

Amy D said...

I just read your "about me" and I think you might have half way described me. LOL.