Be determined and confident. Do not be afraid of them. Your God, the Lord himself, will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:6 Good News Translation
Twenty-two years ago today it was Easter Sunday and I was sitting in a hospital bed. But that was a good thing, as my beautiful daughter had been born the day before.
On the off chance that Val reads today’s blog, though, I won’t talk about her. She hates it when I blog about her. Instead, because I remember that weekend so clearly, let me tell you what the weather was like. Incredibly it was very similar to this year’s.
Saturday, April 14, 1990, was warm and sunny, a wonderful day to be outside trying to get a jump on spring yard work. Then the 16th, the day I brought Val home from the hospital, there was three inches of snow on the ground. My, how the weather changes. There’s a saying here in Wisconsin (and I bet in about 49 other states), if you don’t like the weather right now, hang around, it will change shortly.
Like the weather, there are a lot of things we can’t count on in this world. Lucky for us Christians, there is one thing we can always count on, one thing that never changes, and that is the love that our Lord and Savior feels for us. Whether it is sunny or snowing, Jesus will stay at our sides.
And for those of you in the Plains States waking up this morning to tornado damage, keep the faith. There are many, including me, who are praying for you.
Lord Jesus, thank you for being our friend and our savior. Thank you for staying the course whatever happens. Be with those who are facing challenges today, whether brought about by bad weather or difficult circumstances. Send your Holy Spirit into the lives of those who are struggling, keep them strong in faith and grant them Your peace. Amen