We used to get the Vermont news station when we lived in upstate New York. Actually, that was the only station we could get – this was before satellite dishes became popular. That said, the resident meteorologist had a favorite saying, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 24 hours and it will change.” Funny thing is that was probably the only thing he got right. Though they are making some strides, have you noticed that few weather forecasters have a high rate of accuracy?
Not only can we not accurately predict the weather 100% of the time, but we can’t control it even a fraction of a percent. Makes you wonder why scientists make such a big deal about their qualifications and predictions. Considering that we can only recognize some weather patterns, do you ever wonder if there is any significance in them? I do.
In the Biblical accounts of God’s dealing with Israel, we see that a drought was a sign that people were disobeying and neglecting God. Rain, in the right amount, was a sign of blessing. Earthquakes, wind and hail were signs of judgment. Yet today, we just look out the window or at the TV’s depiction of the aftermath of a devastating storm and never even consider if there is something that God is trying to say to us.
We do know this. Man cannot control the weather. We take what we get and accept that we cannot change it. So obviously, there’s a higher power in control. Sounds like God to me. I’d love to do a study on this so that I can learn more. For now though, I’m just full of questions.