Part of the culture of unbelief is manifest in a popular topic: the weather. It’s “mother-nature this” or “mother nature that.” The thin, magnificent, and relatively stable atmosphere, which is equivalent to the width of pencil mark on circle drawn on a piece of regular-sized paper, is viewed as “that’s just the way it is.”
Sorry. it’s not true. God oversees perfectly. He put the earth in motion at first; it was all good. But things happened in “our” first and continued disobedience. The earth and the heavens are not all “good” after that. You can download the Creation Study (it’s free) to see the biblical view of what happened. There is even a chapter pertaining to the weather. Nevertheless, it is still relatively common these days to disregard the Creator, or say he has much to do with something as common as weather.
So, before I give a real warning of something that might be coming, take a look at Amos 4, most of Isaiah 40, or Job 38 to get a taste of this God that is so ignored. He has not changed. Rain, storm, hail, or snow fall on the just and the unjust. So what do we do? Be wise. Be humble. Pray for his mercy. If disaster strikes, be prepared to keep yourself and your family in it. Further, help your neighbor if he needs it. And, whatever you do, give Him the credit due His name through it.
So why today? The subject got my interest again today as I saw the projected path of Hurricane Joaquin shift eastward as if it will go up the Chesapeake Bay in just a few days. It might. It might not. If it does, take my advice, believer, and be prepared. Use wisdom. A track of a major hurricane up the bay has not happened in a very very very long time. My wife and I made four mission trips to the Katrina area and saw what unprepared people suffer unnecessarily due to unpreparedness. We took the image that is above on one of trips. We also so the blessings wrought by hundreds of believers and small organizations aimed at assisting others during and in the aftermath of the storm.
I don’t claim to be anyone special, but the Holy Spirit did speak to my heart a few years ago about a storm. Five days later the East Coast had its hands full.
Be wise. Be prepared.