I am writing from the warmth of a coffee shop, but outside the snow is gently falling. Forecasters are saying that it will stop gently falling and will begin ferociously falling in the next few hours resulting in a real winter for West Michigan.
Some people will say “finally!” Others will say, “Go Away!”
I do not do a super good job of seeing God’s will in all events and all circumstances, but I was reflecting on the weather this morning and a realization settled on me that is fueling a blog about snow. I am not in control. I like to be in control. I like to plan. I like to set out plans and then execute them with precision. But God in His grace is faithful to remind me in subtle and sometimes less than subtle ways that I plan the course, but He is the one determining the steps.
As a man who has come to a place of trust in Jesus Christ and the love he has expressed for His people, I am quite comfortable with Him being in control. I know that whatever comes my way, it has cleared the will of my Heavenly Father.
But I do not trust God merely based on some hopeful thoughts about His generic kindness or goodness. But I have a record of His faithfulness in the past. I have case studies of His faithfulness through written Scripture. I have the promises of His faithfulness to His people. And I have experienced his faithfulness in even the darkest and coldest places of my life.
I am not in a position of ultimate control over my life. And I am okay with that. And all of that comes to me by simply reflecting on the snow. So let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!