Lightning Applause

Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla invented the method of generating electricity through alternating current. Though he is not as well known as Alexander Graham Bell or Thomas Alva Edison, many regard him as an even greater scientific genius than those two inventors.

It has been said that during storms, Tesla would sit on a black mohair couch by a window. When lightning struck, he burst into applause – one genius recognizing the work of an even greater Genius! More than you or I, Nikola Tesla could appreciate the wonder of lightning because he had spent years researching electricity.

In the same way, the more we understand of God’s world and God’s word, the more we come to value the glory of our Creator.

The Bible says:

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.” (Psalm 19:1-3)

Whether we see God’s handiwork in the intricacy of a spider-web, the delicate precision of a glucose molecule, the milky spiral of the Andromeda galaxy, the stirring beauty of Psalm 23, or the profound simplicity of John 3:16 – the longer we look at what God has done and said, the more deeply we praise His name!

Today, take a moment to meditate both on some aspect of God’s creation and some portion of His Word. As you do, don’t neglect to gaze for a few moments upon the greatest work of God – the sacrificial death of His Son for your sins upon the cross of Calvary.

His greatness deserves more than our applause. He merits our unending awe, worship, faith, and obedience.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!