This afternoon we started out with sleet. Heavy sleet! The yard was beginning to turn white with sleet. Then after dark it turned into snow. It has been snowing for hours now and we probably have four plus inches and it is still snowing heavily. Maybe even more now we can’t see the rocks at the pond, or the edge of the patio or anything but level flat snow. Problem is this snow has a layer of ice underneath from the sleet. Very dangerous to walk on. 🙁 The roads and interstates are closed. We’ve even have had thunder-snow: thunder, lightening and heavy snow showers. Snow is nice in how quiet it is, other than the thunder-snow. Quiet and peaceful and clean.
Psalms 51:6-9 (ESV)
6 Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
Everything has been washed, there is food to eat, animals tended to as best as possible, electric heat turned up high in case of power going out, and gas heat as an alternative. Now time to relax and watch the snow, praying the power doesn’t go out.
Yet? Would it be bad to pray an imprecatory (to invoke evil upon) prayer upon those who have made a particular football game tomorrow night an idol? We can’t seem to get the weather without having to hear about the “poor suffering” souls who spent thousands for tickets and flights to the game. Seems our airport is closed and all flights are canceled. Or might the Lord Himself have something to do with this snow and ice storm? Of course, He did. The Lord will not take lightly the worshiping of idols. So maybe I don’t need to pray an imprecatory prayer after all. Maybe just qualify it to people losing their cable and not their power. But if losing their power is what it will take to turn the hearts toward the Lord, then so be it. Maybe ours can stay on since we don’t have cable nor does the game matter to us. 🙂