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Friday, January 22, 2016

Winter Storm

Bill and I had 3 loads this week which is one more than the past two weeks. Our last load now leaves us sitting near Atlanta, GA. 
It has been pouring down rain here and the temps are in the 40s. Most of the eastern half of the United States is bracing for a massive winter storm. 
I am watching the posts on Facebook as schools are getting out early, it is snowing a little already here and ice has begun there, stores are selling out of bread, milk, eggs and water. 
Forecasters are predicting 1 inch to 3 feet depending on where you live. This storm is dominating everyone's minds. 
Well, it interferes with our plans. It changes our routines. We may have to alter how we do things.
Bill and I are no different. We have scanned the nations weather. We have to know where or where not to go when accepting a load. 
We already went to the grocery store instead of waiting until Sunday as usual. 
We have a church already picked out in case we are still here and have already contacted them and heard back.
We have several unwatched movies waiting to be viewed.
Our tv reception has been tested and we are set for watching football. 
We are hunkered down. It is supposed to snow 1-3 inches here during the night. It will probably be gone by the time we wake up. 
It is a little amusing seeing what people do to prepare for the storm, a storm that will come and be gone in just a few days.
Jesus is coming! 
What are you doing to prepare for that? When He comes it will change everything for ever. When He appears in the sky, eternity begins. There will be no more preparation, no more planning, no more getting ready, and no hunkering down. 
"Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel; Because I will do this to you, Prepare to meet your God, O Israel." (Amos 4:12 NASB)
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 NASB)
Lord, help me to always be watching and waiting for You to return. I pray that you send those to me that will encourage me to remain fixed in You. I thank you for Your word which is my forecast and helps me to know to stay alert and ready. Lord, I long for the day when You come and we go home with You. 
In the meantime, use me as your instrument to help others to be ready and watching. 

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