Saturday, January 24, 2009
A blizzard pounded away at the Midwestern section of the United States. High winds, deep snow and sub-zero temperatures combined to create dangerous conditions for man and beast.
Day after day, for eleven days, snow continued to fall until 45 inches of white powdery fluff threatened to bring life to a halt. As temperatures hovered at minus 12 degrees, cars refused to start. For those whose cars started, dangerous black ice appeared on the roadways. People had to walk away from their abandoned cars as they slid into ditches and towing services were too busy to help. Shovels and snow blowers were sold out. Furnaces stopped working, water pumps and pipes froze.
The storm continued to pound away until most people could be heard saying, “We’ve had enough!” Life was so difficult that it seemed that we lived on the edge of disaster as each new day brought fresh challenges.
How good it is to know that God is in control of every detail of our lives - the depth of the snow, the pilot light on the furnace and the battery in the car. When days seem especially dark, cold and full of danger, no matter what the cause, the wisest thing to do is to commit our souls to our Creator and to hide beneath the shadow of His wings until the violent storm is past. Warmer, easier days will come.
Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me; for my soul trusteth in Thee; yea, in the shadow of Thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be past. Psalm 57:1
Heavenly Father, please remind me that I have a refuge in You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.