I have to confess that I have had a poor attitude at times about winter weather. On days with bad weather I would often remark negatively to the family or in small talk with someone I would meet out around town.
The Lord has been convicting me of that and I’m so grateful that He has. He has convicted me of my sinful attitude about it. Isn’t God so merciful? He is the One Who created our world and its weather. In Genesis 8:22 we read, “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” The Lord was committing to Noah that He would not smite every living thing as He did in the flood again. When I read verse 22 it was a reminder that God gave us the cold and the heat. I was having a bad attitude about something that God designed.
So now as I experience our Kansas winter I’m thankful for it. If it is from my Lord, it is to be received with thanksgiving. I know that in Kansas we have four seasons, none of which are too long. Then during the winter we will have days where the temperature is in the 50’s and 60’s just like this week. In the heat of the summer, we will have refreshingly cool days come along that break up the warmer days.
Repentance is a good thing and if you ever hear me complain about the weather, a gentle admonition is in order and I will thank you. Our God is so good isn’t He?
“And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is among you.” Deuteronomy 26:11