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Changing weather

By shaunefc, Apr 11 2013 12:39PM

Depending on how you look upon our weather so far this year, I would suggest that, on the whole, the village of Egerton has been let off very lightly as far as the amount of snow is concerned. Writing this during the week before Easter, I cannot but feel very sorry for those people living in Northern Ireland, northern England and Scotland, and especially the inhabitants on the Isle of Arran!


For those who have been faced with such tremendous falls of snow in many places, there have been many problems with which they have had animals buried under the snow with much loss of livestock, and much, much more!


Many places in Kent have, of course, been hit by some very bad weather during the early months of this year but nothing like those places which are mentioned above. But, on the whole, we have been very fortunate in this part of the country.


Snow is just one of the many things in nature that reminds me of our great Creator God and all the marvellous things He has done and made for us! I understand that however millions, billions, even trillions, of snowflakes have fallen throughout our world just this year, no two flakes are alike – such is the creative power of our God!


As unseasonable as the weather is as we come up to British summer time when we put our clocks forward, I am reminded of God’s promise to Noah once the flood waters had gone that: “while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22)


When so many people are taken up with many concerns about changes in our weather due to global warming, it is good to be reminded that our God does not change (Malachi 3:6) – and that means the same for all His creation… and that includes, ultimately, the weather and all the seasons in their turn!


In the Free Church where I was taken from an early age in a village in West Sussex, there was a beautifully made board with the text from Hebrews 13:8 displayed on it: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and for ever.”


I trust that each one who reads this thought for the month will be assured of the unchanging nature and characteristics of our God – and that absolutely everything is in His hands, and for those who are His there is nothing that can separate us from God’s love in Jesus Christ, as the apostle Paul wrote in Romans 8:38-39: “I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (GJS)

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