“Snow” – “Snow” – “Snow” its all I hear people talking about. Perhaps it’s because we haven’t had any measurable snow for awhile which gets people talking…? I enjoy the early prognosticators who always seem to exaggerate the snow totals. I have heard everything from a few inches to over two feet of snow is on its way this weekend. Most reputable weather forecasters are predicting snow but refuse to give estimates on amounts until closer to the actual storm. Weathermen (which includes male & female forecasters) bear the brunt of so many jokes about their ineptitude at making exact weather predictions. I think if we are honest weather forecasting has improved tremendously over time. Their job is one that is impossible to have one hundred percent accuracy; we always point to their errors and very rarely give them credit for making accurate predictions.
The word “forecast” implies a prediction, a conjecture, which indicates this is not an exact science. From the beginning of time mankind has looked to the sky or nature in order to forecast upcoming weather, sometimes very accurately and others time not so much. Modern equipment has helped to allow weather forecasters to identify patterns and indicators that help in the prediction process, but there are always variables that provide for inaccuracy in calculations. Mankind has made vast improvements in determining upcoming weather forecasts but it will always remain an inexact science, as with many other sciences.
We understand that weather forecasts fall into the “hit & miss” category but yet we use the information provided to make plans. We may adjust our schedules according to the percentages given in regard to the certainty of the forecast and the trust we place in the one making the prediction.
For disciples of Christ, we commit ourselves to the One who will never mislead us, the One who knows the future with one hundred percent accuracy. Today as you consider pausing at noon to Bend-A-Knee in prayer may you enter into God’s Throne Room of Grace with supreme confidence that you can cling tightly to His promises. A promise is only as good as the “promise giver” and because God knows with certainty the outcome of the future you can grasp and embrace His promises as trustworthy and true. May this assurance give you confidence to move forward in alignment with God’s will knowing that He is the only one who will never fail you.
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