Who is God?
In the midst of destruction,
He remembers, and breaths redemption upon the earth.
When it is time for judgement to recede,
He closes the windows and restrains the rain.
When the rescued ones worship,
it is a pleasing aroma to Him;
He seals their redemption.
Genesis 8:1, 2, 20, 21:
“But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided. The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained... Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, ‘I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man's heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.’”
Father, I am carried by your redemption and mercy.
Your breath Oh God restrains destruction.
So I rest in your care.
I hear the sounds of storms and loss all around me.
I treasure this place of covering.
But I treasure you most of all.
I bring you my offering of worship
and ask that you make my life fruitful
and a pleasing aroma to you.