A massive tornado stayed in one spot for about 30 minutes on June 29, 2019, in Bennett County, South Dakota.
People from 100 miles away could see it. It was so large, people 40 miles away were running for cover in a panic.
Heather Tesch, the meterologist, stated how remarkable this super cell was. It popped up by itself with no other significant weather in the area. Fortunately, no one was hurt and damage was minimal.
When I learned about this story, I thought of Psalm 19:1 (CSB) “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands.”
God doesn’t need storm systems. He commanded a tornado to one spot and people were awe-struck and terrified.
Whirlwinds in the Bible
For a short study, look up “whirlwinds” in BibleGateway.
God spoke to Job out of a whirlwind.
God took Elijah up to Heaven in a whirlwind.
In light of this tornado, I loved Nahum 1:3 (CSV):
The Lord is slow to anger but great in power;
the Lord will never leave the guilty unpunished.
His path is in the whirlwind and storm,
and clouds are the dust beneath his feet.
More weird weather was in store for June 30th. For one hour, hail descended on Guadalajara, Mexico, leaving up to five feet of hail. People were trapped in homes. Cars were damaged and half-buried. See photos on The Weather Channel.
Hail is mentioned 38 times in the Bible. We need to pay attention to the mentions of hail in Revelation in the Last Days before the return of Jesus to reign on the earth.
“Then the temple of God in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant[a] appeared in his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder, an earthquake,[b] and severe hail.” ~ Revelation 11:19 (CSV)
“Enormous hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds,[a] fell from the sky on people, and they blasphemed God for the plague of hail because that plague was extremely severe.” ~ Revelation 16:21 (CSV)
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- The photos are snapshots from The Weather Channel video.