Monday 8 January 2018

Raining, Freezing or Snowing

Rain, freeze and snow belong to winter time. Skaters are praying for freeze but not the drivers. Children are praying for snow, but shovelers are pleased with less snow.

From the beginning (the first 2000 years of human kind on Earth) till the Noah's flood, nobody prayed or complained rain, freeze or snow. Could that be one of the reasons why the people back then used to lived 800 - 956 years??? Of course not!

As I preached last Sunday (@KPC), lots of people are afraid, scared, anxious, restrained about what is new. I'm wondering who was more anxious about the first forecast made by God regarding the first rain: Noah or the people around him? At the time, nobody has experienced rain, so God came with this new prophetic message like a news title of the day "Rain will come". Noah had to spread this news of something unexpected and unseen yet. Nobody had the knowledge or the experience of rain as only "streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground" (Genesis 2:6). It was not easy for him to spread the word because it was an unimaginable method at that time used by God to wipe out the sin's ability of filling the Earth by deceiving mankind and by corrupting the minds and hearts of the people. Does the first rain which fell on ground along with all the following floods lead to the conclusion that rain is not good??? Of course not! The Bible states that rain and snow are God's blessings for our planet. And which farmer can not say "Amen!" to this?

Too much rain, cold and snow can lead to at least 3 different conclusions. 1) We have to be more careful with what we got from God - the Creator of every good thing (our planet). 2) We need to     re-initiate the prayer time in our lives. It is wiser to pray not to have calamities rather then  start to pray and watch for deliverance & safety when the worst is acting already. 3) We  need to face the reality and learn from mistakes. We are living in a Christian community/country and enjoying good, healthy and blessed peaceful life, but what is missing the most is happiness.  Probably it is time to search our hearts and find out if the Source of true happiness was neglected from our daily life, communities events and country values.

We want for us and for the next generations to live in families, communities and countries enjoying the good life. If we want to be healthy (although is raining), to be blessed (even in a frozen season) and to be happy (no matter how much is snowing), we are invited to admit, recognize and honor the Source of a good, healthy, blessed and happy life.

Let's enjoy the new year of 2018 and the winter time along with everything else by considering Him and His good thoughts for our well being! That's why He has sent His word into our world and the rain and the snow upon the face of the earth.

"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
    and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.(Isaiah 55: 10, 11)

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