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Why Did God Send the Snow?

January 29, 2016 | by: Mike Law | 0 Comments

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As I shoveled snow for the eighth time in three days on Sunday, I pondered the question, “Why did God send the snow?” I think I know the ultimate answer to that question – for his glory – but I don’t know that I know the particular answer to that question.

As I shoveled, I wondered if the Lord sent snow because he wanted me to exercise. I wondered if the Lord sent the snow because he wanted me to be more neighborly. I wondered if the Lord wanted to refocus my attention on serving my wife. I wondered if the Lord wanted to give me an opportunity to spend more time with my kids. I wondered if the Lord wanted me to speak by phone with members I don’t normally have that privilege to speak by phone. Basically, I wondered if the Lord sent the snow to sanctify me.

What about you? Did you ponder why the Lord might have sent the snow? Might the Lord have sent the snow in part because he wanted you to exercise?! Sometimes he makes us work.

Might he have sent the snow in part because he wanted you to rest from work? Could it be that he had to make you rest because you needed to, but in your pride were unwilling to? Sometimes he makes us rest.

Might the Lord have sent the snow because he wanted you to serve your neighbors or be served by your neighbors? Might the Lord have sent the snow in part because he wanted to re-establish our relationships with our neighbors so that in the days ahead we might be bold to share Christ with them? Sometimes he makes us talk about him.

Might the Lord have sent the snow in part because he wanted the fathers of our congregation to practice a more deliberate spiritual leadership in our homes? Might the Lord have sent the snow in part because he wanted the husbands and wives of our church to have an evening or three (in a row) together? Might the Lord have sent the snow in part because he knew that we needed to practice patience with one another and with our kids? Sometimes he makes us grow.

Might the Lord have sent the snow because he wanted us to be better church members to on another by prompting us to check in on one another? Sometimes he makes us love.

I don’t know why the Lord sent the snow. He might have done it for some or all of the reasons above. I do know this – he knows why he sent the snow, and that’s good enough for me.

Warmly in Christ,
Mike

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