Six inches of snow isn’t unusual in my neck of the woods. We’ve had a steady stream of the white stuff over these past few months. We no longer go to regular jobs each day, so it’s just a slight inconvenience when we have a snowstorm. We also have the luxury of having kids that live nearby and come and plow us out when necessary.
You can imagine my surprise when our daughter in South Carolina texted me that they were having a winter storm in her town. This is really a rarity in the south – especially because they don’t have the necessary equipment to clear roads and being without electricity can also be a problem. I asked if they even owned a shovel. She responded that they didn’t, but the snow would probably melt in a day or two. They both work from home so they can wait it out.
On the same day, there was a report of an underwater volcanic eruption that might cause Tsunami winds to attack the west coast. The weather can create all sorts of havoc in our world. Since we live right in the middle of the country, we might become the new garden spot of America. (I’m kidding of course.) Our weather is changing. Our climate is in a constant state of flux. God never changes,
Change comes in the form of weather, environmental, industrial and population growth, but we are a unique species. We may not always like it. We may even blame God for our circumstances, but we eventually adapt to change. Yet God never changes.
God controls our world. He is in charge of the direction of the wind, the elements of snow and frost, cold and heat, He churns the seas and stirs the lakes with one breath. The storms that destroy and damage are not because God is mad at us or frustrated with us. He only cares about us. Even in those difficult storms He is there to provide help, love, encouragement, strength to get through them and a way out. He will be with us no matter what, because He never changes.
Psalm 146:16-17 He gives snow like wool;
he scatters frost like ashes.
He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs;
who can stand before his cold?
As the world changes, we change – we find different ways of dealing with things – we use our intellect to find solutions – we adapt. We can never outdo the Creator of the Universe. We cannot outthink Him or find solutions without Him. He’s in every area of our lives. He will be with us through all Eternity, His love endures forever and we can count on that because God is the same today as He was yesterday and will be tomorrow. He never changes.
Job 36:27-28 For he draws up the drops of water;
they distill his mist in rain,
which the skies pour down
and drop on mankind abundantly.