In What Way Is A Christian Like A Weatherman?
A weatherman or meteorologist has a scientific, nuts and bolts attitude about his work. He studies charts, reports, maps, schematics of weather systems, barometric highs and lows, formations of stratus, alto stratus, cumulus clouds, jet streams and other winds and even sun sports to come up with his daily predictions about what the weather will be the next day.
When a storm, such as a hurricane, typhoon or thunderstorm is in the offing, the weatherman is the first to know and usually is the first to tell us to be prepared – for what is ahead weather-wise.
know, from personal experience, that this life I live is not always calm and peaceful. Believe me, I’ve had many days filled with happiness, joy laughter and just plain good fellowship. But, I have also known days, weeks, months, - even years – that were filled with terrible storms within the family. There were, at times deep, deep heartache within me and even some great dreams unalterably shattered.
I’ve learned through it all that there will be storms. But, there will also be calms filled with joy. I know you and I have to plan ahead so we can survive these events that invade our lives from time to time. In sort, we have to prepare our hearts – in advance -= for whatever lies ahead.
The way I’ve learned to prepare my heart is this: Almost every day I read the wisdom and teachings of the Bible and get them inside of me as much as I can. It’s God’s way of building up my faith and battening down the hatches of my life so I’m as ready as possible for whatever lies ahead; be it fair weather or foul.
Terry L. Weber http:www.originalsbyweber.com