Have you heard the forecast for the Red River Valley for the weekend? We are in a winter storm watch starting Friday afternoon through Saturday morning (at least as of Thursday afternoon). Yes, yes, I’m usually the one who is cheering when we get snow … from November through early March. But once spring officially arrives, I feel like I’m ready for the warmer temps and signs of spring.
That said, I think this weather forecast is completely appropriate for this weekend in particular. As many of us honor Good Friday, I don’t equate it to a sunny, balmy day. Instead, a chill in the air seems way more appropriate. Imagine living during the days of Jesus, and feeling the despair after the crucifixion. Followers had been so hopeful that Jesus was the King of the world who had come to save them.
Then, take those feelings into the next day, where the situation still seemed hopeless. We may feel the promise of spring has abandoned us, just as the many followers of Jesus felt abandoned.
But then, on the third day, on Sunday, our forecast calls for SUN. And, more importantly, the SON rises and the SON shines!
So, we might grumble a bit about this spring-time weather, but let’s look at the deeper meaning throughout the weekend. Easter blessings to you and your family!
He is not here; He has risen!
“Some day you will hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will have just changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.”