“A king will rule in the right way, and his leaders will carry out justice. Each one will stand as a shelter from high winds, provide safe cover in stormy weather.” Isaiah 32:1
I lived in the Midwest long enough to know that winter isn’t over until it wants to be. I remember one Mother’s Day in Illinois when we had enough snow to cover the ground. However, usually I begin to think winter is on its final stretch by St. Patrick’s Day.
I’m in New Jersey, in the heart of many people with Irish background. Today, there is a parade in Hackettstown, and there is a crock pot full of corn beef and cabbage waiting the Irish guests to arrive, and my grandsons dressed in green.Overshadowing St. Patrick’s Day week is the prediction of the biggest snow storm of the year—around 18 inches on Tuesday.
Today, we’ll make sure the cupboards are stocked and logs placed by the fireplace in the event the electricity is impaired. a few logs for the fireplace in case the electric power goes down. I will be safe from this storm with a roof over my head, a warm winter coat, and a dog and two warm-blooded grandsons to keep me warm.
When we trust God, he will provide shelter for all the storms we encounter during our lives. But one has to do as much as he or she can to be safe.
Lord, protect us from all storms, including the silent ones in our hearts. Amen.