I am over at Christianity.com talking about weather :)
I’ve always considered myself to be a one-season girl. I only enjoyed summer with its hot sun, warm breezes, and cold popsicles. Summer is for swimming and vacationing, it’s for listening to the cicadas, sipping ice teas, and smelling the blossoms of the lilac trees. What is not to love about summer? Summer is when praising God for the weather is easy and heartfelt, at least for me.
But then come the other seasons; spring and fall with their rains and winds, and winter, where everything is cold, hard, and seemingly dead. Sure, winter in the Alps is breathtaking, but winter in the Midwest is brutal. It gets so cold here that even the weatherman tells you, on bad days, to just stay inside. This is when praising God for the weather stops and complaining abounds.
But I need change my thinking and consider God’s work of providence. God is the God of all weather. He didn’t create the seasons to run themselves, but carefully ordains every ray of sunshine, drop of rain, bolt of lightning, and falling snowflake. If we look carefully at the weather we can see the awesomeness of God.
Here is a quick look at God’s mighty hand at work in all weather.
The God of Rain
How many times have I complained about the rain--especially when I had plans? Rainy days can turn us into whiny adults who throw a little fit because we don’t get what we want. And yet the Bible is clear that “this is the day that the Lord has made.”
"He gives rain on the earth and sends water on the fields,” Job 5:10
'They do not say in their heart, "Let us now fear the LORD our God, Who gives rain in its season, Both the autumn rain and the spring rain, Who keeps for us The appointed weeks of the harvest." Jeremiah 5:24
Vapors go up, rains come down, air is condensed into water, water rarefied into air; but the great God keeps an exact account of all the stock with which this trade is carried on for the public benefit and sees that none of it be lost. --Matthew Henry