Early morning clouds are different from evening clouds. Sunset clouds can be dazzling. A hot sunny day brings on the white, puffy, cumulus clouds, while ominous gray nimbus clouds signal rain. But, what did Nahum mean when he said, the clouds are the dust of His feet?
I find clouds to be incredible. They are part of God's art gallery. They give comfort and joy and they also give warning. They give a bit of respite when they pass across the sun on a blazing hot day. Sometimes the clouds form shapes of animals, faces, or even angels. They can give predictions of what the weather will be on any given day. And they are merely the dust of God’s feet.
Please don’t rush too fast through 2014. It is worth it to take time to stop, observe, and contemplate the dust of His feet. (And be sure to have your camera handy.)
Picture credits, top to bottom.
1. Sunset clouds over Waikiki -- taken from the street where I live
2. Picture by Marchelle Klein, my daughter-in-love and our youth lessons writer -- at Redondo Beach, CA
3. Clouds with rainbow from my back yard
4. Manoa Valley, Honolulu, HI -- taken from my car
5. Picture by my son, Scott -- at the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia
All pictures courtesy of God's amazing creation!