As we drove to church last night, I made a comment to my wife about the ominous weather system hanging over us. The sky looked eerie and was accompanied with an interesting calm. We had already been alerted to the potential of tornadic activity in our area which became a reality as our cell phones’ severe weather alerts sounded off. As we heard the thunder and rain, many of us went into “checking our phone” mode. Probably not too much is remembered about the missionary DVD presentation because of us watching the weather radar. Eventually, to be safe, we moved everyone downstairs to a secure location. The storm passed to the east of us, we continued our service there and then enjoyed a time of fellowship in the gym eating sandwiches, chips and ice cream.
Our reaction to yesterday’s severe weather reminds me of how we should live in the storms of life. Think about all the “storms” brewing in the world today:
- Israeli – Hamas conflict
- The Russian – Ukraine conflict
- Persecution of believers in Iraq and Syria
- Strange weather situations like in the Los Angeles area on Sunday afternoon
So, what is the correlation? In the same way our cell phones had our attention, and in the same way we kept checking it for new alerts/messages, we should be looking at all the “storms” in the world as well as our own life constantly checking our Bibles. Scan what God has to say about wars, sin, strife, conflict, sorrow, the weather, upheavals, death, etc. You want to know how to respond in all the storms of life, search the Scriptures. You want to know the latest, check your Bible. God’s Word is always relevant, fresh, and true.
By the way, your “Cell Bible” just vibrated! You have a storm alert sent from Heaven!