Tis the season, around here anyway, for schizophrenic weather. The week began chilly, then temperatures soared to near 80 degrees on Tuesday. Unfortunately, that lovely reprieve from winter was bookended by severe thunderstorms in the morning and evening, as well as a tornado watch. Wednesday found us bundled back up and watching a few flurries float around. Now, we are waiting to see if accumulating snow will actually arrive overnight as currently predicted. It’s always at this time of year that I ask, “Remind me again why I ever left Southern California?”
I actually do appreciate the change of seasons, though. They provide a tangible, recurrent illustration of watching something move from death to life…and only God can do that. As unpredictable as the seasons (or at least spring) may seem to man, they are perfectly designed and timed by the Creator Himself. And when it is time for new life to emerge from the ground, it will, just as God commands.
Likewise, when it is time for a man or woman to be born again, to be granted new life in Christ, it will happen, just as God commands. Some may wonder or even lament that they were not saved earlier in life, and the sentiment is understood, but the reality is that they did not come to saving faith in Christ one moment too soon or too late for God’s plan. That truth, friends, is mind blowing and praise eliciting.
Thank God for His power over the seasons and, even more, thank God that salvation is wholly His work.
Okay, while I go try and find my scarf, gloves, and boots (guess I put them away too early), why don’t you cozy up with a cup of tea (or coffee or hot chocolate or milk or water or whatever) and enjoy your week in review (kind of):
- Speaking of God’s sovereignty.
- Pop quiz!
- Speaking of illustrations.
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- A few more thoughts to think before making that difficult decision.
- On turning to Christ and His church in difficult seasons.
- We must be committed to the sound preaching and teaching of God’s Word.
- What really happened on the cross?
- I am not a journaler as we typically define it, but I really appreciate Michelle Lesley’s biblical definition of journaling.