Thursday, May 5, 2011

Clouds of Heaven

He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing. He binds up the water in His thick cloud, yet the clouds are not broken under it . . .

. . .  He covers the face of His throne, and spreads His cloud over it.  Job 26:7-9

"He rode upon a cherub and flew; and He was seen upon the wings of the wind.  He made darkness canopies around Him, dark waters and thick clouds of the skies." 
 2 Samuel 22:11,12

Behold, God is great, and we do not know Him; nor can the number of His years be discovered.  For He draws up drops of water, which distill as rain from the mist, which the clouds drop down and pour abundantly on man.  Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of clouds . . . Job 36:26-29a

"Listen to this, O Job; stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.  Do you know when God dispatches them, and causes the light of His cloud to shine?  Do you know the balance of clouds, those wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge?"  Job 37:14-16

"Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that an abundance of water may cover you?  Can you send out lightnings, that they may go, and say to you, 'Here we are!?  Who has put wisdom in the mind? Or who has given understanding to the heart?  Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven, when the dust hardens to clumps and the clods cling together?  Job 38:34-28

Ascribe strength to God; His excellence is over Israel,
and His strength is in the clouds
O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places. 
The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people.  Psalm 68:34,35

The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad!  Clouds and darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne . . . He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters. Who makes the clouds His chariot, who walks on the wings of the wind.
Psalm 97:1,2; 104:3

Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens and Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.  Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgements are a great deep; O LORD you preserve man and beast.  Psalm 36:5,6

And a cloud came and overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son.  Hear Him!"  Mark 9:7

O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me!  I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, and like a cloud your sins.  Return to Me, for I have redeemed you."  Isaiah 44:21b,22

 . . . and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.  Matthew 24:30b

Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.  Acts 1:9

Therefore . . . since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Hebrews 12:1,2

Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, and they also who pierced Him . . . Even so, Amen . . .   Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the LORD in the air.  And thus we shall always be with the LORD .  Therefore, comfort one another with these words. Revelation 1:9, 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Crescent Beach, Surrey, BC
Doran Bay Resort, Morrisburg, Ontario
Fisgard Lighthouse, Victoria, BC


  1. Love the photos, love the verses even more.
    I didn't recognize the Fisgard Lighthouse until I read the location. It looks almost east-coast-ish.

  2. Who walks on the wings of the wind... can almost see Him <3
    Thank you again for a beautiful showcase!

  3. Andrea - I just read a line in a book this morning about a woman who said she "listened to the sky". Indeed, the heavens speak in your photos. As does our Lord.

    The verse that says, "He hangs the earth upon nothing," is one of my favorites - It reminds me to never doubt His power.

  4. He created the earth and told us that creation speaks. Your photos are beautiful and speak perfectly with the scriptures.

    Blessings, Debbie