Sunday, April 10, 2016
Snow, Snow, Go Away
“The rain and snow come down from the heavens
and stay on the ground to water the earth.
They cause the grain to grow,
producing seed for the farmer
and bread for the hungry.
It is the same with my word.
I send it out, and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to,
and it will prosper everywhere I send it.” Isaiah 55:10-11 New Living Translation
A co-worker emails a daily Bible verse and a week ago, she sent this one. A great passage, but I can’t get past the word “snow”. Because here it is almost the middle of April and we still have snow on the ground.
On Friday, as Hubby and I were driving home from vacation, there were white-out conditions and we got a fresh four inches in the backyard. We’ve had a relatively mild winter, few days where the temperatures stayed below zero and no big snow storms, so we’ve been anticipating an equally pleasant spring. But it’s as if old man winter is just spreading the season out this time, making up for lost time in January and February.
As the Bible passage above says, we need the moisture to water the ground so our plants can come up. But why can’t that moisture be rain and not snow? The saying isn’t “April snow showers bring May flowers”.
“It will accomplish all I want it to,” God says. So whether snow, rain, monsoon, or even drought, God’s got His plan and we have to go with it.
Lord, Heavenly Father, thank you for the weather You send. Help us to see Your glory in whatever is in our skies above. Amen