The Transcendence of God

Over the past couple hundred years, our society has gradually lost its sense of the transcendent—that there is something or someone much, much greater than us. From time to time, our Creator, Christ Jesus, graciously presents before our eyes a reminder that "He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things" Ephesians 4:10 NASB.

Such is the case when Hurricane Michael hit the U.S. coast in the fall of 2018. In the following video, taken by storm chasers, we get a glimpse at the utter immensity of this storm, viewed from inside the eerily tranquil eye (a rare thing to capture on film).

The walls of this eye are formed by clouds rocketing 9 to 10 miles (16 kilometers) up into the atmosphere. This massive circular structure dwarfs the world's tallest building by a factor of 20. (The Khalifa Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is 2,717 feet or 828 meters tall, which is little more than a half mile high.)

How much greater this the One who creates these storms?!

"God [is] greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all those who are around Him" Psalm 89:7 NASB.