Lord of Weather

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The weather is much in the news at this time of year and there is endless discussion about its impact on the earth. We know, however, that regardless of its severity or change, the weather is meant to be a ministering agent for the Lord.

In Job 37:5-6 one of Job's friends, Elihu, makes reference to God's control of the weather:

God thunders with His voice wondrously,
doing great things which we cannot comprehend.
For to the snow He says, 'Fall on the earth.'
And to the downpour and rain, 'Be strong.'."

Throughout the Bible and in our life experience, we see God using the weather to suit His purpose. For example, the cycle of sun, rain and snow enables the earth to continue to produce food for man's needs and thus bless him each day. Pharaoh, on the other hand, learned the terrible hail storms that destroyed all of Egypt's crops was mean to show God's power and judgment over the wicked king. Finally, in Job 38:25-28, the Lord Himself describes the sending of rain to quench the thirst of the desert (where no man lives) simply to glorify Himself!

Next time you're watching the weather channel and seeing the pattern and movements of weather across the land try to see beyond the fancy computer graphics. Realize that what you're witnessing is God's hand directly at work each day affecting our lives with His minister, the weather. We may not know all the reasons why the weather is the way it is but there should be no doubt as to who controls it.