I have thoroughly enjoyed our study of lightning and hate to end it but what else can be said? I’m afraid that if I kept going the articles would begin to get boring as I just rattle off fact about lightning. I’m still going to discuss ball lightning so our attention can drift over to that.
If there be one last hing I can address on lightning it is the description of it (and the description of it that is used to describe other things) in the Bible:
2 Samuel 22:15:
And He sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.
When He made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.
Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;
Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.
As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
And he said unto them, “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.”
For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.