A man was walking home from church in Sweden and listening to the church bells ringing when he was amazed by an approaching storm. Living in Florida, I think I know a little how he felt. Even yesterday, I left my house under bright blue skies but within a few miles I was in the pouring rain. Not even ten minutes later, the sun was shining again.
This is how the night in Sweden was described
Nature was at its peak that radiant afternoon. Presently a thundercloud appeared on the horizon, and soon sharp lightning flashed across the sky. Strong winds swept over the meadows and billowing fields of grain. The thunder pealed in loud claps. Then rain came in cool fresh showers. In a little while the storm was over, and a rainbow appeared.
That beautiful scene inspired Carl Boberg to write the poem that eventually became the hymn “How Great Thou Art.”
“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
~ Luke 19:40