How’s the Weather?
I am sure there is not another topic more discussed on a daily basis than the weather. And, that is true even more this Spring in Tennessee. It seems that daily strong thunderstorms have become the norm for this area and everyone is talking about that. I was listening to a weatherman recently and he spoke about the atmosphere being “unsettled” and that the result was the extreme weather we were experiencing. I thought a lot about that statement and realized that the “atmosphere of thought” in the world right now appears to be unsettled. Thoughts about things such as the economy, jobless rate, gas prices, elections, wars, etc., are unsettling to many people. But the truth is that God has complete control over the universe. And, if He alone controls the universe, then He alone controls the weather. There can be nothing unsettled in God’s divine order of things. Extreme weather conditions are not in accord with God’s management of everything.
The recent storms have possessed very strong damaging winds. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 597, she gives the spiritual and mortal mind definitions of wind: “Wind: that which indicates the might of omnipotence and the movements of God’s spiritual government, encompassing all things. Destruction, anger, mortal passions.” There is a story in the Bible (I Kings 19:11), when Elijah stood before the Lord upon the mount, “a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks; …..but the Lord was not in the wind.” God has no part in destructive winds or tornadoes.
The storms have also included much flooding. Deuteronomy 11:14 reads: “I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine and thine oil.” This says to me that the rain can’t be too late, too little, too much, or blinding. It says that the rain is for a blessing. God has no part in flooding rains.
My church friend, John London, and I were discussing the weather this week. We shared ideas about how to pray to change the unsettled atmosphere that was producing the extreme weather. We both agreed that man’s environment was under God’s control and God was always showering His people with Love, not destruction.
John London is a songwriter/singer. After our discussions, he wrote a song about the weather. It is at the beginning of the blog post. I know you will enjoy it!