“God will lavish you with good things: children from your womb, offspring from your animals, and crops from your land, the land that God promised your ancestors that he would give you. God will throw open the doors of his sky vaults and pour rain on your land on schedule and bless the work you take in hand.” Deuteronomy 28:11-12
I put a lot of trust in the weather app on my iPhone. If it says it’s going to rain, I expect it to happen. I can even see what minute of the day it will begin. When planning a trip, I consult the weather app to pack clothing, what kind of activities to plan, and if the weather looks lousy, I might decide to postpone my trip.
On my recent trip to Quebec City, I was pleased that the weather was predicted to be sunny at least two days. On day one the sky was clear and the temperature pleasant. The next morning, clouds hovered over the city, but my app didn’t predict any precipitation until evening. Around 3:00 p.m. the skies opened and it rained the rest of the day. Confidence in the weather app, I had left my umbrella and raincoat in the hotel.
A weather app is no more than a scientific prediction made by people using technical equipment. It’s not God. When God makes a prediction, it’s one-hundred percent accurate and a blessing for those who take him seriously.
Lord, thank you for everything you lavish on us. Amen.