So, my body has noticed the changes in the weather recently. I must be getting old. When I was a young boy, I remember the old farmers sitting around talking about their knees and elbows hurting, and how that somehow meant it would rain soon. I laughed it off then. I’m not laughing now. It hurts too much. They were right!
Here in good old Townsend, USA…we literally went from 90 degrees to the 40s in a span of a couple of days! Seriously, can we just ease into it please? Then we were back up to the 80s, and down again to the 40s. Seriously, can we just pick one please? Is anyone else feeling kind of like a yo-yo? The old adage has sure been true, “If you don’t like the weather in Montana, stick around for a few more hours, as it is sure to change.” Uh huh.
Kind of like life, huh? It does that to us as well. It can sure change in a span of hours. We can be sailing along, all things fine, enjoying the water so to speak…and then, all of the sudden, the sail blows off the mast, the boat starts leaking, the water is full of sharks and we flunked swim lessons! How many times has that happened to you in your walk? And, just like our knees and elbows feel the pressure change in the air, this kind of life change hurts too. My o my it is so wonderful that GOD sent us a Savior. Thank you Jesus!
You see, that is just it. Good or bad, hot or cold, smooth sailing or shipwreck…HE is there. HE is here. HE is with us. HE is The Living GOD of Unfailing Love. Even if we fail HIM, HE will never fail us, for HE is faithful. Our GOD is with us on the mountain, as we are rejoicing in HIS glory…and our GOD is with us in the valleys too…even if we don’t sense HIM and are longing for the mountain top again. HE is there, clearing the way ahead, protecting us from behind.
HE is Yahweh Sabaoth…The Lord of the Heavenly Host. Jesus Christ is Heaven’s Army Commander. Isn’t that awesome? We need someone like Jesus leading the troops. And think about it! If HE commands all of the angels of Heaven…HIS Saving power is certainly sufficient for our every need. Summer or fall…smooth sailing or shipwreck…give praise to the Glorious GOD and you will see HIS hand in it all! Blessings and favor in Christ!!!