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Snow Day

Verse:
 
"But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body." Philippians 3:20-21
 
Lesson:
 

As I awoke this morning, ready for my run, two things occurred to me: (1) God can do anything, and (2) God definitely has a sense of humor. Why this revelation? Well, this is the view from my office window today. Granted, I live in the Northwest, at relatively high elevation, but hey, it's going to be summer in about a week, and we're not supposed to have 6 inches of snow on the ground! I guess I'll just have to add this one to the list of questions to ask Him when I get there, huh?

This wacky snow storm illustrates for me several things about God, aside from the sense of humor thing. Not only is God in total control of everything on Earth, but He also has the power to do anything, and change anything at any time. What's so interesting about the snow here in the Northwest is that we have been facing one of the most serious droughts in recent history, and many feared that we wouldn't make it through the summer without water rationing or worse. I think it is extremely cool that God not only delivers must needed moisture, but he does it in style!

God also chooses to teach us in many ways...during the writing of this devotional, we lost power for several hours, which can be quite frustrating for a webmaster and web developer (turns out that power is kind of important for computers...who knew?). I found myself being stressed by this predicament, and also annoyed. Fortunately, I had someone very close to me remind me that sometimes God tells us to enjoy his gifts as they come, especially when they are rare. It further illustrated the point that God is truly in control, and He has a plan not only for our lives, but for our days, hours, and minutes. Thank you to that special person who helped remind me of this fact.

So, when you are pondering the latest crisis in your world, remember that God is in control, and can do anything. He can deliver what you need, when you need it, and he knows what that is, even before you ask it. How cool is that?

 
Prayer:
 
"Dear Jesus - Thank you for the nourishment I need in my life. I may not understand how you are giving it to me sometimes, but I know you will always give me what I need, because you are in control." - Amen

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