Did you know that it was cold day in Blacksburg, VA with snow flakes flying when the 04-16-07 Massacre occurred? Have you ever considered (I mean really thought about) how the weather works and impacts our lives? It is a pretty common joke that you can’t trust the weathermen. So often, when it is said that it will be a certain way, it is not and even the opposite of what they have said. Sometimes, when they call for snow, it will not snow and may even be sunny. I have seen the Weather Channel (and I do watch it for information 😉 ) predict 100% chance for HEAVY SNOW in our area and we get NOTHING. They have to update their forecasts at least three times a day as things are constantly changing and they can’t control it. There is a joke in this area of what could happen when they call for a “dusting of snow.” Around ten years ago, they said this and our little area woke up to about 10 inches of snow! 🙂 Sometimes, schools even get into trouble by calling off school with an imminent threat of inclement weather (there are other lessons to think about there too). Weather impacts all of us and is an aspect in many of life’s tragedies….
I have commented often about how GOD is in control of natural forces (look at some of my blogs). We cannot control the wind and often have a hard time even predicting what the winds will bring (cold, warmth, snow, rain, disaster, etc.). THE LORD–Your CREATOR (JESUS CHRIST) controls the winds. HE merely spoke and calmed the storm on the Sea of Galilee (Mark 4:37-40) and HE can calm the storms in your own life or even use them to calm your own heart! When the religious leaders tried to test Jesus asking for some special sign (as if they didn’t have any in front of their faces), He replied with the following in Matthew 16:2-3:
“He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, “It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, “It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.”
Do you see the lessons we should learn from this? It is TRAGIC if you do not, for we will miss the signs of the times in which we ourselves live. I see the signs of the times and am trying to warn people and help them learn. I was even praying last night (when it wasn’t yet happening) that if in His Will, that the LORD might spin up a system to bring some snow to our area. It is happening now. I would kind of like it to confound the weathermen and even impact the Inauguration (I don’t want any bad weather to harm anyone). Politics is not the answer for us (look at my previous blog). They are not calling for anything but flurries in D.C. as of the time of writing this, though the LORD might just let it happen to confound the wise and teach other lessons. I would kind of like to see HIM spin a system in North Carolina and Virginia (where my tragedy continues to be unsettled).
Regardless of what happens with the weather (and none of us are GOD and can’t say for sure), are you discerning enough to see the times for where you are, for where America is, and for where our world is? Consider the good story of how certain men in the ancient Nation of Israel were men who understood the times (1 Chronicles 12:32). Learn to FEAR GOD ABOVE ALL (my number one lesson to learn) as HE is in control of the weather and our lives, including the tragedies.