Have You Heard the Weather Report ?!

December 9 Tuesdevo

“Disaster shall fall upon you which you will not be able to ward off …” Isaiah 47:11b

HAVE YOU HEARD THE WEATHER REPORT FOR NORTHERN VERMONT ?!?! I can’t say for sure, but the world might come to an end some time between Tuesday evening and Wednesday Morning.

When I was growing up the only way we knew that heavy snow was going to fall was when it was actually happening. And the infamous “Ice Storm of ’98” came out of the blue. There were no predictions of impending disaster. Wikipedia reports that this storm was comprised of five smaller storms, and Vol 26 of my journal references the storm only after it has begun and we had lost power.

When we read the words of the prophets in the Bible we are tempted to believe they had the power to see the future. The “disaster” referenced in the Scripture quote from Isaiah is directed at Babylon. The Babylonians had overcome Israel and Judah and had carried off the peoples into exile. Isaiah sees the day in which Babylon will pay dearly for what they have done to God’s people. But more important than knowing the future is the fact that the prophets attributed the acts of history to the hand of God. Who would liberate them? God would.

The People of Israel were accustomed to disasters happening to them and disasters happening for them.

What is going to happen to you today? Can you put yourself under the umbrella of God’s love for you no matter what happens?

And to be on the safe side – put your snow shovel where you can get at it … just in case.

A blessed Tuesday.

Mark Demers

Want to talk about sex, politics, spirituality? So do I. I grew up in a religious home in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Our country was reeling from assassinations and the devastation of the Viet Nam War. Looking for something beautiful, I got a degree in music, married the love of my life and had children. Looking for God, I then went to seminary. Looking for something that might transform the world, I became a local church pastor. Now, I’m always looking for people who want to talk about important things. I cherish conversations with emerging leaders, people who are antsy to try an idea they believe would change the world for the better. I’d would love to hear from you.