Stay Alert

040517This morning the entire state of Alabama, as well as much of the Southeastern United States, is on weather alert.  All forms of severe spring weather are possible including large hail, lightning, strong gusty winds, strong straight-line winds, flash flooding, areal flooding, and tornadoes. (Did I miss anything?)

So I am in my study with radar open on one screen, an ear tuned for the alerts on my phone, and doing my best to pay attention to the weather. I have my plan if the weather suddenly turns rough where I am. I just heard that part of our state had baseball size hail earlier this morning. This is a good day to be “weather aware.”

The apostle Peter writes about being aware of another event that is catastrophic for not just may area but the entire earth.  This event is not a “possible” event, but a “it will happen” event. Peter writes:

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. (2 Peter 3:10-13)

While you are being weather aware, don’t forget to be spiritually aware. How are you preparing for Christ’s return?


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