Not sure what part of the country you currently live but one would have to be living in a cave not to know about the severe snow storms which have struck the western part of our nation and then the lack of snow the eastern part of our has received
I am not much of a snow, cold type person, that’s why I live in Las Vegas, but we here in Vegas, have experienced snow falling and very cold temperatures in the month of February that are not routine for us to have
Here in Vegas, we get our share warm/hot days so a little rain and even some snow is a welcomed sight. Yet, when I saw Los Angeles received its first blizzard warning since 1989; that got my attention.
Now please understand I am not one of those climate change conspiracy people who in my opinion have based their theory on false information. Forecasting the weather, even with all the advance technology we have available today, is still not a perfect science and it never will be.
I don’t like the term ‘Mother Nature’ for it seems to dumb down who is actually in charge, Almighty God! If the Lord determines the number of stars we have in the whole universe and calls them each by name (Psalm 147:4), I would tend to think being in charge of the weather and what is going on the earth is no big thing for Him.
Speaking of the Father in heaven, Jesus says in Matthew 5:45b “He causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and unrighteous” (emphasis added)
How many times have we listened to what the weather will be so we can plan our day or a special event, only to be surprised by a freak storm, the weather man didn’t forecast, that rises up to spoil everything. It’s that way with our lives as believers.
Jesus says in Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”(emphasis added)
Is Jesus saying to His children, you and me, that we will have times in life where we become weary and burdened??? I thought giving our hearts and lives to Jesus Christ would ensure that we will not have bad days, snow falling, in our lives.
David writes Psalm 23a “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me”
My wife always keeps an umbrella in the car just in case she will need it when am unexpected storm pops up. What are we keeping in our hearts and minds when those unexpected storms of life, those storms we didn’t anticipate, come up?
I pray we have put our trust and hope in the Lord so no matter what may come up in life, we are ready to walk through it, knowing our spiritual umbrella, the Lord, is with us!!!
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