ReCAST Church

Here Comes the Snow

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!

About Don Filcek

Don Filcek

I like mountain biking even where there are no mountains. I like to jog and call it running. I read books to learn stuff. My family is pretty much awesome. ReCAST is the church where I belong. Jesus is my Lord and Savior. I like the color yellow.

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