People on Facebook like to talk about the weather, which can be helpful. You know, people can tell you [thanks to a text message status update or a smart phone Facebook app] that they've slid off the road and into ditch. Or they can warn you that the local roads are horrible. Or you can know what the weather is like hundreds of miles away.
But today my favorite weather-related post came from a church friend, who said she was reminded of Chris Tomlin's "Indescribable," particularly the line about heavenly storehouses laden with snow ...
... Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom ...
And then she said some of the storehouses must have burst open this morning.
I love that.
And it got me thinking.
God is all-powerful and untameable. He's in charge of the 6 inches (and counting ...) of snow that is covering my back yard. Meteorologists predicted an inch or so. Everybody started this Monday morning like any other beginning of the work week. But the snow kept coming. The roads got messier. People's plans were disrupted.
I realized a surprise snow store like this is much like trusting the Creator of the universe. Sometimes life is messy, but God intends for us to know beauty ultimately. This same God who created the tree limbs on which the snow rests created me, and my husband, and my kids, and my community of family and friends. He has plans for us, and sometimes those plans aren't what we had in mind.
Sometimes heavenly storehouses laden with snow have to burst to get our attention, make us slow down and realize we aren't really in charge.