Theology and Weather

Theology and Weather

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If one was to discuss weather with his neighbor I am sure certain questions would come up. Most of these will deal with rain or in the winter snow, but most questions usually regard something falling, or not falling, from the sky. I think bad weather is talked about more than good weather. During good weather most people just say, "this is good weather," and leave it at that.

The Bible is not quiet on the subject of weather. All through the Bible there are stories of floods, droughts, earthquakes, famines, hail, thunder, lightning, wind, and storms. No matter what you and your neighbor are talking there will be some correlation in the Bible.

In the Garden of Eden the weather was ideal or you could even say perfect. Adam and Eve didn't have to worry about their picnics being washed out or their trashcans being turned over by the wind. Inclement weather couldn't occur till the Fall and didn't show up till the Flood.

When one sees a rainbow there is the remembrance of what happened all the way back in the book of Genesis. Noah and his family were the only ones that found favor in the eyes of God and were therefore spared. They were spared from the first inclement weather that the Earth has been through. There was a worldwide flood that destroyed everything except that which was in the ark. When the flood was over God gave us a sign, the rainbow, that tells us that He will not destroy the world with water ever again. Next time it will be with fire.

A major drought occurred while Joseph was in Egypt. He had an advantage however, he was forewarned by God in Pharaoh's dream and knew what to do. During seven years the weather would be great and there would be an abundance and you they stored up. The seven years that followed were full of severe drought and famine.

When Moses was still in Egypt one of the plagues was one of hail. The worst hailstone that ever hit Egypt killed whatever was not in a shelter place. Also when God caused a strong wind to blow all night and keep the sea back.

When Jonah didn't do what the Lord commanded him and ran away from Nineveh it wasn't good. A great wind and violent storm arose and threatened to sink the ship and we all know that Jonah ended up in the belly of a big fish.

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In the eighth chapter of Matthew there is yet another storm. The disciples were frighten for their lives and were afraid of being drown that they went and woke Jesus, who then calmed the storm.

Jesus talked about the weather even though he was talking about something much greater. In Matthew 16:2-3, He replied, "When evening comes, you say, `It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,' and in the morning, "Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.' This is where we get the say, "Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky at morning, sailor's take warning." In Luke 12:54-55, He said to the crowd: "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, `It's going to rain,' and it does. And when the south wind blows, you say, "it's going to be hot,' and it is. Jesus was talking about more than weather patterns. We can look at the sky to see what weather will be next, but we can't see what Jesus is doing for us and what he will do. I find it so cool that even Jesus talked about the weather, especially because these sayings are true and we should look at things formationally and not just informationally.

So does God control the weather? I would that answer He can if he chooses to. I believe that has the power to do so, but chooses when to do so. Weather does have it's patterns and if God set those patterns up then the weather comes from God. If man brought the destructive forces of nature on himself through sin, then we only have our selves to blame. God has the power to go above the laws of this world and do miraculous things. If he choose he could make it snow in July, or make it extremely hot in the middle of winter. If it takes a storm to get our attention then so be it. You can't blame God for the bad things of life, but you can praise Him for all the good. It rains on the just and unjust. It is righteous and unrighteous both get hot and cold. Weather could just be patterns or it could be a message from above. We have to be open and look beyond what we see to find the truth about what is happening.
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