Let it Snow

It won’t stop snowing.  I mean, if I lived up north then I would expect it.  But, this is the south.  This is my homeland.  This is the place where my roots go deep, and where I am instilling in my own offspring a sense of tradition and pride.  And here, in the mountainous Southern Appalachians tradition runs deep.  But the snow typically does not.  Don’t get me wrong.  We see our share of the white stuff.  And we definitely get a lot more than anyone else in the south.  But we are buried beneath our FOURTH snow of the season.  Not our fourth dusting.  Our fourth, six-to-twelve-inch–proverbial-blizzard.  I can remember going two or three straight winters with no more than one or two “good” snows ( this means a snow of 2-4 inches).

And from what I can tell, this is happening everywhere.  I can’t help but chuckle over all of the fuss that has been made over the last few years about global warming and the greenhouse effect.  I am reminded that no matter what, God controls all of creation.  He doesn’t consult science or academic institutions to see what He should do concerning the weather.  He simply controls it.  And whatever He does, is good.

Romans 8:20-23 says that Creation is under the affect of the sin that man brought into the world.  And the only hope for creation is God’s eternal plan to restore the earth to the way it was before sin.  And guess what?  You and I are part of creation.  That means that God’s plan for those of us who are saved by grace, is that we will one day be restored to sinlessness.  In Heaven, there will be no sin, no suffering, no disappointments.

This world is fallen, and it is only going to get worse.  But praise the Lord, He knows the ultimate plan He has for it.  And you can bet, He knows the plan that He has for your life too!  Solomon once said that there is a season for everything, and this seems to be the season of cold winters.  But that season fits into God’s great plan.  What season are you in?

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