I woke up this morning to a covering of snow on the ground. After running the snowblower over the driveway, and sidewalks, I got in the car to come to the office. I drive an older Jeep Cherokee, and having just bought it in the past few weeks, I wasn’t sure how it would do in the snow, as this was my first time using it.
My street had a few inches of snow on the ground, and it did well as I drove up the hill. No problem. I decided to make a quick stop at the gas station on the way, then on to the church. As I was getting ready to pull into the alley by the church, I had to wait for a snowplow to pass by the other direction. Uh oh, I thought. There is about a foot of snow between me and that alley. Being an adventurous type, I put the pedal down and decided to plow right through. Thankfully, the Jeep didn’t get stuck, and it made it.
As I got out of the car, and walked into the church, I thanked God for four-wheel drive. I’m not sure who first invented it, but I’m glad I had it. Then, I got a bit philosophical.
Ephesians 1 says “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.”
He not only knew me, and the text says he chose me, but he also knew that this snow storm would hit today. He knew that I would have a Jeep C herokee. He knew that I would have a snow blower. He knew that I’d be living in Nebraska in this crazy year of 2020. None of this has caught him by surprise.
He is to thank for EVERY blessing we have. He is solidly in control of the weather, and he is solidly in control of my life.
As we look at 2020 in the rearview mirror and we move on into 2021, hopefully the things that have caused us grief will go away. But on the other hand, if not for snow on the ground this morning, I might not have been thanking God in the way I did for his provision.
Thank you, Lord for the blessings you give us daily.