I have shared “weather” stories many times, but always about “our” weather.
Because “our weather” is always a concern for us, here in the North Country. Yes, we are aware, through the various media sources, of what is happening elsewhere, but … especially in Winter … we are usually too busy shoveling snow to “watch” what is happening elsewhere.
Not that we are not concerned about other places … We always have the weather, especially bad weather, on our prayer list, as we see the storms others are experiencing …
Weather is always a concern, and, as long as there have been people, weather will be a topic of conversation. Because, let’s face it, it affects just about every area of our lives.
I started writing this story on April 6th.
This morning, I talked to someone in South Texas, who advises that the weather next week will be “in the 90’s.”
This afternoon, I spoke with someone in North Georgia, who tells me that, today, it is beautiful, with highs in the 70’s. Tomorrow, it will be in the 80’s.
Up here … we haven’t had snow since … let’s see … this morning.
Yes, this morning.
Thankfully, it was predicted.
The snow we got earlier this week … wasn’t predicted.
It came anyway.
We’ve had snow since the middle of October.
I know … I know … It’s not rare that we get snow “before Halloween.”
By the way, the only time I mention the word “Halloween” is when I speak of snow. That’s it. I use the word because everyone knows what day that is. Usually, we get that snow, and it’s gone pretty quick.
This year, it snowed, and I don’t mean “a little,” in the middle of October. The difference this year is that … well … it hasn’t stopped.
And, we’re getting close to the middle of April.
I tried to explain, earlier today, how that the snow is starting to melt at the edge of the yard, at the woods, but, we still have about 4 feet of snow piled up at the edge of the driveway, where the plowed/snowblown snow ends up. 2 Days ago, for the first time in months, I could actually see over the snowbank, at the bottom of the driveway, in order to see if there was approaching traffic.
Allow me to “jump in here” and explain that, in terms of “weather,” and a lot of other circumstances, we should be thankful for what have … that the old saying that “someone always has it worse” is so, so true. Especially … yes, especially, when it comes to weather.
We should always remember to pray for those experiencing “weather,” regardless of where they are. Remember that “If it’s important to them, it’s important to Him.”
I try to pray, every day, for those guys I see on the garbage trucks, the recycle trucks, and how about those delivering mail and packages?
We got 4 inches of snow yesterday, it’s snowing now … but, I pray for those folks “out west” who are expecting 2 feet of snow.
God is God.
“In any kind of weather.”
His arm is not shortened … His ears are not stopped up …
I share this story from the internet weather service, “AccuWeather,” which is the weather source I use on my home computer. Yes, I recommend it. Here is a story they carried a few days ago.
The title speaks for itself:
“Prayer closet the only part of Alabama home left standing after it was obliterated by last month’s EF4 tornado”
Here’s the direct link to the story: