What Big Storm?

A devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb

Many of us in Vermont and New Hampshire were bracing for yesterday’s anticipated snow storm. Schools and community groups announced closings in advance and people made their way to the grocery store to stock up on food, water, and batteries. But, in reality, the blizzard was just another snow storm which left us with only inches of snow, and not feet, to clean up.

The blizzard which never was is a reminder that as sophisticated as meteorology is it cannot be 100% certain and, in fact, can often be wrong. The Bible, on the other hand, is filled with prophesies and promises that we know have happened and will happen. One of the greatest promises given to us, is that Jesus Christ will return as a triumphant King. At Christ’s second coming, He will reward those who claim Him as their Lord and Savior and judge those who have willfully rejected Him. Although the Bible warns us that many will question the reality of this promise, saying “Where is the promise of His coming?,” God has set that day and hour in stone. So, unlike the old New England saying, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes.,” we know that what God has promised will happen! Let us look with eager anticipation to Christ’s promised return. But, as we wait, let us prepare for His coming by sharing the Good News of salvation with others!