Sometimes I question God’s choice of weather. I know, I know. I shouldn’t be so negative. He is Almighty and Holy and I love Him with all my heart. But when the daffodils are covered by snow and the temperatures dip back down to their winter standbys, I can’t help but think that maybe one of the angels was late to clock in or the heavenly calendar wasn’t checked before the weather order was placed. You know, a mistake of some sort just HAD to happen. Or so I think in my humanity…you know, when spring seems tardy.
Then I read a passage like Isaiah 42. Gulp.
“Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it: vs. 5
He created the world. And the weather. And spring. He gives me breath.
And I dare to question his timing?
I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you;
I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, vs. 6
He calls for me. He holds my hand. And without him, I have no promise in life. No hope.
And yet my humanity makes inquiry of circumstances in my life?
to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. v. 7
He opened my eyes when I couldn’t see a shred of light. He brought me from prisons of my own making, prisons others pushed me in, prisons dark and desperate.
And this is the thanks I give for my rescue?
I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols. v. 8
Suddenly, through the words of Isaiah, my heart has been lifted. Praise is all I can give. The Lord deserves my glory and praise whether snow lies on the daffodils… or life circumstances seem unfair.
Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” v. 9
New things. New things like daffodils who whisper “Spring is coming.” even underneath their thin blanket of snow. New life and the redemption that only God can give are declared for me. And you.
He makes beautiful things out of dust.
Even when spring seems tardy.
And I’d love your answer to this: How have you witnessed God’s power when things didn’t go in the order you anticipated?
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