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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Storms

This week a friend of mine (half-kidding) said, “Have you notice that all the blizzards and hurricanes happen on Sundays? Maybe Mother Nature isn’t happy with us.” First I corrected him that there is no Mother Nature, but there is a Father God who is in control of all things including the weather.

He is correct in that this has been a crazy year of weather: record snow accumulation, record rain falls, and now hurricane Irene. We’ve experienced more than our fair share of “bad weather” Sundays.  I have said for years that nothing happens by coincidence, so I had to give this some thought.

We certainly could make a case that God isn’t too happy with the conditions on earth, but I doubt he would intentional keep God’s people from gathering. My first thought is that “weather happens”, and it will never make any sense to us. The Bible tells us that there will be storms, earthquakes, and other natural phenomenon till Jesus returns.

I look at these storms as a reminder for us as to who is really in control! We look to the Lord during these times of natural disasters for protection, help, safety, and restoration. When other crisis occurs in our lives we need to remember where our help, power, and strength come from – the Lord.

May we all continue to join in prayer for God’s help and direction, through this storm, and the storms that are sure to come as well. Amen?

Have a good and Godly day.