April-May 2019

Everyone complains about the weather – and the weather doesn’t listen! No matter how much we complain, it takes no notice. But don’t we complain a lot? ‘Where is the summer?’ we usually ask; complaining of the cold and the rain. We had a good February and bits of March were OK, this year, but how long before we forget?
As I am writing this the sun is shining but it is cold, so people are asking, ‘How long will it last?’ And the weather takes no notice.
I like it when it rains overnight, which is very considerate of the weather, but I’m sure it doesn’t rain overnight for our benefit!
It hasn’t rained for a while, but it will soon be raining in the daytime and we will complain. And the weather won’t listen.
We are at the mercy of the weather – it affects the way we feel and it affects our whole day. We think it is a good day if the sun shines and we think it is a bad day if it rains.
Wouldn’t it be good if we could be set free from the tyranny of the weather!
Jesus promises to set us free and tells us that when He sets us free we are free indeed.
All we need to do is convert from being sun worshippers to become Son worshippers.
If we do that it won’t matter if the weather is bad because the Son will be shining on us; we won’t be asking how long it will last, because we know it will last forever; He will affect the way that we feel – we will be content in all circumstances.
The Bible says that those who follow the Son are seated in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. I have been on several trans-atlantic flights and that is what you find: once the ‘plane reaches 55,000 feet it doesn’t matter what the weather is doing down below; we are above it and the sun is shining.
If we are in Christ Jesus then we are seated in the heavenlies, above the clouds, above the effects of the weather.
And if there should come a day when we don’t feels so good, we know that, unlike the weather, the Son (of God) listens and He will take notice.
As I am writing this the Son is shining! If you turn to him you will have a good summer, autumn, and winter, and spring and….
Martin