Friday, January 8, 2010

Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

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In the last 48 hours we’ve had a good 6 to 8 inches of snow pound us. Ever wonder why God brings the snow?

According to Job 37:5-13 (ESV) God has at least a few good reasons:

1) To give us a sense of His wondrous power.

“God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things that we cannot comprehend.” (v. 5)

2) To slow us down from our busyness and cause us to rest.

“For to the snow he says, 'Fall on the earth,' likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour. He seals up the hand of every man, that all men whom he made may know it. Then the beasts go into their lairs, and remain in their dens.” (vv. 6-8)

3) To accomplish His will in the world, either for our correction or for our blessing.

“From its chamber comes the whirlwind, and cold from the scattering winds. By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen fast. He loads the thick cloud with moisture; the clouds scatter his lightning. They turn around and around by his guidance, to accomplish all that he commands them on the face of the habitable world. Whether for correction or for his land or for love, he causes it to happen.” (vv. 9-13)

Snowstorms can really be an inconvenience from our perspective, but God is sovereign even in winter weather. So praise God for the snow!

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