Is it all right to ask you for some respite? No, I don’t believe that storms and typhoons are your way of punishing our planet for making porn movies. It’s unfair to call every natural disaster a kind of retribution or act of God. But even as your Son rebuked a storm on Galilee, I choose to believe that the elements are subject to your power and your commands. If it can ease human suffering, and also somehow bring glory to Your name, could You please call a halt to the endless flurries of snow?
In the meantime, thank you, Lord, for the warmth inside our own home. Thank you for giving us the earning power to keep paying our heating bills. Please bless those who are out in the snow, on the icy streets, stranded at the airport, or shivering without shelter tonight. You know them, Lord, and the painful chill in their bones. Warm them with Your presence and Your love.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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David B. Smith writes from Southern California.
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