The forecasters for the continental US were announcing extreme weather and gloomy prospects for major metropolitan areas. The alarms sounded on national news over and over again. Mother nature will do this and mother nature will do that. The wide and long front was in the heartland and moving eastward fast with bands of severe weather.
I escaped the prattle and went outside, knowing that the weather really was not the news but the Cloud Whisperer was. So before the front passage crossed the Appalachians I wanted to get a glimpse of the lunar crescent. The warm air flow that was still in the Piedmont was humid. I watched two layers of clouds. The upper one was rebounding with color from the setting sun. The lower layer was creeping in from the SSW but it was grey. The crescent was barely noticeable but pretty nonetheless. I made a very quick sketch.
The “gloomy” bands of storms passed today. Each thunderstorm had the energy of a small nuclear blast. There were hundreds. And, the forecasters were back tonight. Mother nature did this and mother nature did that. The Cloud Whisperer was never mentioned. You see, He is forgotten. Or, is He?
Psalm 147:8 He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain.
Amos 4:7 …I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another…
Job 38:37 Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens?
No wonder that the disciples were so frightened when Jesus commanded the waves and the wind to instantly cease (Mark 4:35-41). They were familiar with storms but the One who commands them and has power over them was just a few feet from their faces. The boat was filling with water and sinking until He stopped all of it. Instantly. They were terrified. Seasoned fisherman on that body of water were terrified at what happened when the Cloud Whisperer stopped everything.
So the next time someone rattles on about the weather, put it in perspective. He invented the atmosphere; He knows the weather. He knows the path of a storm. Like the heavens, like the moon and the stars, the weather points to Him….unless we listen to the wrong voices and get convinced otherwise.
And, He did these things with the disciples to confirm and authenticate that He was Who He said He was: Saviour of mens souls…as well as the Creator of the universe. So what do we do this? If you believe the accounts and what I am saying, turn to Him. That means turn away from one way (your way) and turn His way. How do you do that? Talk to Him. Then when the decision is made, He does something you cannot do: He makes you right with Him. For more, just get a hold of us on facebook or send us an email, or read the the Gospel of Mark; that is a good way to start.