Praising God is a wonderful way to begin the month and the week.
We rarely think of darkness, thunder and lightning surrounding God, but He is so that no mortal eye can see Him.
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.
A fire goes before Him, and burns up His enemies round about.
His lightnings light the world; the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the peoples see His glory.