The sounds of thunder.

The sounds of thunder.

I’m sitting in my office, and I can hear the sounds of a thunderstorm rolling in to the south. You know that first rumble that you hear off in the distance, and you’re not sure if it was a storm or the UPS truck? That’s the sound. It’s the sound that suddenly makes you alert to the impending danger moving in from afar.

I wonder why we don’t hear the voice of the Lord in the thunder, warning us that there are troubled days brewing just over the horizon? As Christians, we know that Jesus himself told us that in the last days, things would go from bad to worse…and I think it’s hard to argue that things are somehow getting better in our troubled world.

Maybe the reason we don’t hear God’s voice in the thunder is because we’ve explained away his marvelous power and creation through naturalism disguised as science. Perhaps the best thing we can do is to shut it all off and sit and be awestruck by the Lord’s magnificent power…in the wind…in the rain…and in the thunder.

“Then the Lord answered Job out of the storm. He said: Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. Where wer you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone – while the morning stars sang together and all the angelst shouted for joy?”

Job 38: 1-7

Mark Archer is a Sundance and Cannes award-winning filmmaker, author and speaker. His newest film, “Inwood Drive”, is available on Amazon and at

Sundance Award-winning Producer/Director.

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