The Snowstorm of 2021

So it’s Friday, the first day we can see the sun in like a week! We have had 3 winter storms come through with about 8-10 inches of snow!

We as a family were supposed to take a trip out to Colorado last week and we were going to be getting back in on Sunday. A few weeks ago, I just had this gut feeling that we shouldn’t take that trip. Now I believe it was the Lord leading us to just do a ‘staycation’ and not take that trip to keep us safe! We would have spent Saturday and Sunday driving through snowstorms in the Midwest and by the time we got back, we probably wouldn’t have had time to properly prepare and stock up for the week. God really does watch over His own and protect them, even if we don’t understand at the beginning!

Now being a Colorado kid, I’ve enjoyed it! But living in Mississippi and getting this much snow is a different story! I’ve been out here for about 9 years now and I’ve seen a light dusting shut everything down! Getting this much snow has crippled the area! Grocery stores are barely stocked, gas stations are out of gas, it’s crazy to see the low supply of necessities everywhere!

Now I know that Texas is really struggling right now as they are worse off then we are, we have been praying for everyone who has been affected by this weather every night before we go to bed! Pray for Texas and all those that have been affected adversely by this weather!

As crazy as the weather has been, I’m reminded of a couple Bible verses that I have been thinking about this week that I would like to share with you today.

“God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend. For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.”
‭‭Job‬ ‭37:5-6‬ ‭KJV
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This past week, I’ve seen conspiracy theories about the weather and this storm. I’ve seen Christians say how snow on Sundays hurts the cause of Christ. I’ve seen interesting comments and have heard interesting things about snowstorms, but I always think back to the verse above. It’s God who causes the snow. It’s God who controls the weather. It’s God who is in charge. I’m so amazed at how great God is! I enjoyed standing at the window and just watching the snow fall to the ground! It’s so peaceful and calming! No matter what your thoughts on snow are, just remember it was God who allowed it to fall!

“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭51:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

In Psalms 51, David is praying and asking forgiveness for the sins he had committed. In his prayer, he asks the Lord to wash him and he will be whiter than snow. When I watched the snow fall this past week and then seeing it on the ground when it was untouched, the color of white was like nothing else! When God cleanses us, we become whiter than snow! We are pure in Gods eyes, but it all starts with us asking forgiveness for our sins!

There are quite a few great verses about snow but these two were ones that I thought about often this week.

It was nice to stop and enjoy family time this week! I’m so thankful and blessed that God protected us this week and kept us safe through the snowstorm.

To all those that are hurting because of this weather, I want you to know that my family and I have prayed multiple times for health and safety for everyone who has been impacted in some way.

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Never Forget

September 11, 2001

A day that will always live in infamy.

A day that America was attacked.

I remember where I was that day. We were on the way to school when the breaking news came across the radio. We were passing through the intersection of Galley and Academy in Colorado Springs. It’s crazy how vivid that memory is. I remember pulling weeds as we were getting ready for a conference at church and a teacher had pulled his vehicle up so that we could listen to the news on the radio.

Every 9/11, I think of that day. Where I was and how I felt as a young teenager. I was sad for all the families who lost loved ones that day. I was mad that my country had been attacked. I was proud to be an American. Those feelings haven’t changed as I’ve grown older. I love my country!

Here is a poem written by a friend that I would like to share with you today.

Never Forget

It’s September 11th, a bright, sunny day

But in a few short hours it will turn a dusty grey

In New York City, where never a moment is dull

People start their busy workdays as usual

A wife hastens as her husbands coffee she pours

Then dad quickly kisses the kids and runs out the door

People are everywhere, they’re flooding the streets

The subways are full, there’s not one empty seat

But no one is prepared for the events that will unfold before their eyes

For they will watch as a part of this great nation dies

America will stop and everyone will stare

At the empty space where two towers are no longer standing there

Our great country is under a fatal attack

And many will lose their lives trying to fight back

Brave men and women will be lost to this act of terrorism

And families will suffer in the darkness of pains prison 

Sirens and horns throughout the city blare

Scared and confused people run away from the chaos

Fire trucks and ambulances appear from everywhere 

But for many it’s too late and their lives they have lost

People call their loved ones to say their goodbyes

And through it all they beg each other not to cry

Husband and wife repeat the words,  “I love you”

And he says through the tears, “Tell the kids daddy loves them too” 

She clutches the phone tightly to her ear, breathing in his every word

But soon the line goes dead, and on the other end nothing but static is heard.

She drops the phone and falls to her knees

And through heavy sobs she begs God and pleads 

At this moment there are thousands of questions but not one answer

Fear and pandemonium spread through our hearts like a cancer

Lady Liberty hangs her head and cries

At the scene of flames and smoke rolling towards the skies

In only a few short hours a whole nation is brought to its knees 

And for the loss of so many innocent people, America grieves.

Tears are shed, and families torn apart 

America helplessly watches in disbelief and with aching heart

But the haunting question is, “Will we survive?…

Will this be the end of the stars and stripes?”

We are answered by three firemen standing atop a mount of debris

They are hoisting up our flag and it waves proudly!

This place they call Ground Zero

Will forever be a grave to many a brave hero

Let us never forget that tragic day when our America looked death right in the face

And realized we could only pull thru by His grace.

So I bow in thanks to those who laid down their lives

Fighting for my freedoms and my rights

And to those who still fight for those same freedoms today

I owe to you a debt I could never repay.

-Cherish Miller

Never Forget

I will never forget this day, seventeen years ago. 9/11 became more than just a date in time, it became an event in history. America was attacked by terrorists and many innocent lives were lost. One of the greatest tragedies ever to happen on American soil!

I remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news of the planes being hijacked and crashing into the towers, the Pentagon, and the Pennsylvanian field. I remember opening assembly at school where we took extra time to pray for our country, our President, and those involved in these attacks.

As we remember these events from this day, let us take a moment today to reflect on that day and the lives that were lost. Let us take a moment and pray and thank God that we have the opportunity to live in America, and let’s pray for revival in our country once again.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14