What can we do about the weather?

The weather sometimes seems to be such a nuisance, and sometimes serious threat. Doesn't it seem that we're at the mercy of the elements and nothing can be done about it?

We don't have to accept this. The Bible tells us that God is Love, that He is the only creator, and that He made His creation wholly spiritual and very good. Not just man, but the whole universe. His seasons, full of blessedness and beauty, couldn't be harmful. We have a right and the ability to do something about elements contrary to the divine nature, and where we can begin is prayer.

We must put the whole weight of our thought on the side of the power of God, good, who is actually the only power. The prophet Elijah proved this when, at a time of extreme mental distress, along came a hurricane, an earthquake, and a fire. Elijah knew that divine power was not in any of them, and this opened the way for him to hear the "still small voice" of God and its needed message (see I Kings 19:11, 12).

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October 21, 1996

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