A storm is coming. A big one. Weather gurus are using the “blizzard” word telling us twenty to thirty inches of snow is coming for New York City and the same for central Massachusetts. People are flocking to grocery stores and making sure their cell phones have a full charge. It is so unlike it was a hundred years ago when people prepared for winter by drying foods and filling Mason Jars. By the end of November root cellars were filled with potatoes and beans. No one knew what day the big one would come. They just knew it would come.
Jesus tried to warn us that in life the big one would come. No one gets out of here without something extremely harsh happening. It is called “Life.” Even though we live in the richest time and place in history no one is exempt from hard times. If you have four minutes Google the words “Hurt Johnny Cash.” Listen to the YouTube as he sings the words written by Nine Inch Nails, “Everyone I know goes away in the end.”
The question we ask is are we ready. Can we ever be ready? I am not about to give you a list of things to do to prepare. I’m not sure anything we can do really prepares us. Perhaps what we are is more important than what we do. Are we safely tucked into the arms of the one who declared Himself to be “the resurrection and the life”? Are we part of God’s family? Are we sons and daughters of the Most High? I guess there is something we can do. We can accept His gift. It comes with the assurance that the big storm shall pass and we shall be saved.
Written by Roger Bothwell on January 24, 2015
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