Yesterday, April 14, 2020, it snowed in Lawton, Oklahoma. That was unexpected. This morning there was frost on the ground. Again, something unexpected. Our last day for snow, as well as for frost is in mid-March, not mid-April. Currently, I’m sheltered-in-place and have been for over a month. Now, that was something truly unexpected! Six weeks ago I wouldn’t have been able to tell you what “sheltered-in-place” even meant. Today, it’s a term on the tip of everyone’s tongue and is aimed at a permanent entry into our lexicon here in the U.S.A.—Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. This proves, the unexpected happens. One might even say, the unexpected is to be expected. In fact, many people have said that in many different ways.
Someone very special said it this way 2000 years ago. “Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would not permit his house to be broken into.” You also must be ready all the time…” Luke 12:39–40a (NLT). This same special person said also, “When you see clouds beginning to form in the west, you say, ‘Here comes a shower.’ And you are right. When the south wind blows, you say, ‘Today, will be a scorcher’ And it is. You fools! You know how to interpret the weather signs of the earth and sky, but you don’t know how to interpret the present times.” Luke 12:54b–56 (NLT). Honestly, the snow and frost weren’t entirely unexpected because people who try their hand at forecasting future weather events had put these in theirs. What I did not expect is that they would be correct. Likewise, the U.S. knee jerk reaction to the CORONA-19 virus [COVID-19 virus, Wuhan Virus, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus, Chinese virus, etc.] shouldn’t be a shock to anyone. When every non-average weather event is attributed to the world’s changing environmental climate, one could hope for more awareness of the connection of human events to the world’s changing political climate. But alas, the masses sleep as the burglar reaps! Wake up! Wake up!
Carl Ray Evans