Snowed In

Monday, January 10, 2005

Job 37:6-7 – For He directs the snow, the showers and storm to fall upon the earth. Man's work stops at such a time, so that all men everywhere may recognize his power. (TLB)

I used to be a snowbird wannabe. When my parents scurried off to Florida at the first sign of a winter blow, I wanted to climb right in their back seat. Not a fan of ice, snow, and cold, nevertheless I found that when I was in the sunny south, I had trouble adjusting to things like a Santa wearing shorts and Christmas afternoons on the beach.

My happiness seemed to lie in neither quarter. Eventually, I learned that true contentment comes from a "trusting God attitude" — no matter what the weather. Here in Ontario, we will continue to have lots of snowed-in experiences to talk about. On those days, we can't travel where we want to or keep our demanding worldly schedules. The most important thing to remember is that God sends those storms and He is using them to show a disbelieving world that He is in control.

What is our attitude when God's weather is not co-operating with our personal life plan?

Prayer: Lord, help us enjoy Your blessings. Help us to see those white drifts of snow as Your best plan for our lives right now, because they are. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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