I was preparing to write about an entirely different topic, when I was checking to see if schools were closing hours before the first snow flake even was forming and I saw this classic poll on the front of my local news station:
Preparations and plans. Sometimes it’s important to make them. Apparently, when winter weather strikes its even more important. It’s always the running joke about hitting the grocery when winter weather approaches, and it always makes good news stories. That and a story about the road crews loading up the salt and sand. Winter in the South is fun stuff. However I noticed yesterday on weather.com, more evidence of my government weather conspiracy plot. Notice the green circle around Chattanooga!!!
Anyway, since snow is once again the talk of the town, and yesterday’s post dealt remotely with the creation, I almost think this is an incredible image to try to conjure up in your mind. The storehouses of snow. I think it shows the mightiness and the greatness of the Lord.
20 “Have you ever traveled to where snow is made,
seen the vault where hail is stockpiled,
The arsenals of hail and snow that I keep in readiness
for times of trouble and battle and war?
Can you find your way to where lightning is launched,
or to the place from which the wind blows?
Who do you suppose carves canyons
for the downpours of rain, and charts
the route of thunderstorms
That bring water to unvisited fields,
deserts no one ever lays eyes on,
Drenching the useless wastelands
so they’re carpeted with wildflowers and grass?
And who do you think is the father of rain and dew,
the mother of ice and frost?
You don’t for a minute imagine
these marvels of weather just happen, do you? (Job 38:21-23, The Message)
and since we started with a little bit of planning, how about this verse to consider today:
3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)
Enjoy the snow – if we get it!
( oh, by the way, the conspiracy theory is a joke -just a joke)