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While in Webuye, I went to see Broaderick Falls, one of the biggest falls in our country. The massive falls are breath-taking, but what impressed me was not the sight of the falls or the spray of the water: it was the sound. The sound was beyond deafening ­ I felt as if I was actually inside the sound itself. It was an overwhelming experience that reminded me how small I was in comparison.

Later, with this scene in mind, I couldn't help but think about John in Revelation 1:15. While in the Isle of Patmos, he saw a vision of the risen Lord Jesus. The apostle described Jesus in the glory of his resurrection, noting both his clothes and his physical qualities. Then John described Christ's voice as the sound of many waters (v15).

I am not sure I fully appreciated what that meant until I visited Broaderick Falls and was overwhelmed by the thundering sound of them. As those mighty waters reminded me of my own smallness, I better understood why John fell at the feet of Christ as if dead (v17). Perhaps my description will help you grasp the awesomeness of Jesus' presence and prompt you to follow John's example of worshipping the Saviour. True worship of God changes admiration into adoration.

Broaderick Falls

Bro Isaac Kapa (Tongaren, Kenya)

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