God’s message in the snow for Washington, D.C.

Posted on January 22, 2016 · Posted in Authority, Wisdom, Worldview


For years the government leaders in Washington, D.C. have passed laws, written executive orders and made legal judgments without regard to God and his laws. These leaders have gone so far as to say it is illegal and unconstitutional to obey God in many areas of life. Because these same leaders have chosen to ignore the teaching of Scripture they fail to heed God’s direct word to them.

For example, tonight a massive snow storm has totally shut down the nation’s capitol. This is seen as an inconvenience and will bring calls for more efficient warnings and snow removal. But the most important message, God’s message, will be dismissed by politicians and the media.

The Holy Spirit in the book of Job speaks specifically to this work-stopping storm. Here is what God says in Job 37:6-7:

“He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’
and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’
So that everyone he has made may know his work,
he stops all people from their labor.”

When God stops human work by way of the weather, it not a random occurrence. God is saying, “wake-up, I am real, I will not be ignored.” This word of God is the mighty sword of the Spirit. It is a gracious warning:

God is Lord of the earth and “everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.”

Washington cannot say they have not heard from God. If they continue to ignore him they do so at their own peril!

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Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.