9/20/2017 11:58:07 AM
Are You Listening?
Have you been keeping track of all the weather lately? Let's see, how many hurricanes are we up to this season? Three? Four? How many people in the Caribbean, Florida, Texas, and elsewhere have been killed because of this? Now we hear about a huge earthquake in Mexico on the anniversary of a even bigger earthquake some years earlier! And this, on the heels of another earthquake in Mexico about a month ago. What's going on? Is the earth angry with us?
Of course science has all the answers. Tectonic plates bump into each other. Warm ocean currents and strange weather patterns have combined to form an unusually high number of hurricanes this season. Or might there be a different reason?
Job 38:1-3 "Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said: 'Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.'" God can use the weather to get our attention. The same God who parted the waters of the Red Sea, who calmed the storm on the Sea of Galilee, is the same God who controls earthquakes, forest fires, hurricanes, tornadoes and tsunamis. God is getting our attention! He wants us to pay attention to him, to his word and to his message. He does not want us to darken his counsel with our human wisdom, but to receive--with joy--the counsel that comes from his love.
If you weren't listening before, I hope you are now!