Sunday, May 11, 2014

We are waiting for a spring snow storm in Colorado.  The snow will start sometime today and fall through the night into tomorrow.  The weather forecast is for several inches to fall and the snow will be very wet and heavy.
What does snow have to do with the lawless one, you may ask?
Spring snow is destructive.  It comes and weighs down everything that has begun to grow.  Trees that have leaves on them risk broken limbs or worse.  Flowers and vegetation will be buried alive.  This is not the end of the story though.
Once the snow comes and does its damage, the water in it will turn to moisture for nourishment.  The warmth of spring and the sun will come again and the thing that caused so much destruction will be turned and used for benefit of the earth.  New growth will come out of destruction.
As we prepare with brooms and shovels, boots and coats, let us remember the lawless one.  He wreaks havoc but he will not prevail.  The breath of Christ will annihilate him and we will be redeemed forever!

Help us see the beauty beyond the destruction.  When we are broken and weighed down, remind us that you are stronger and your love prevails.  We call out your name to protect us, to heal us and to renew us in your everlasting love.  Amen.