Are you anticipating something? I believe at the moment, most of us in the Cincinnati area are anticipating a winter storm that could bring a lot of snow to the tri-state area. While we are not on pins and needles, (most of us aren't, I think), we are making preparations for this storm. Many of us will go to the grocery store tonight to make sure we have enough supplies, such as water, bread, milk. We also need to make sure we have gas in our vehicles, and de-icer for our sidewalks and driveways.
Mike has asked that Timm go to the shed and get the gas can for the snow blower. I am going to ask Timm to put in the smoker and grill that are sitting outside the garage and maybe put the garbage cans in the garage. I want to make sure there is enough wood for the fireplace too. All of this in anticipation of a storm that is being predicted. Now let me assure you that this is not set in stone. The National Weather Service and the weathermen and women say it is coming, but they have been wrong before. We can not be sure of the promises they are making. They know that and we know that.
What we can be sure of is the promises of God. Every promise that he has put to us has come true so far. Some have not, but that is because it is not time for them to come true. When He is ready, they will be. How can I say that, you ask? Well, there has not been one promise that has been predicted by a true prophet of God that has not come true. All through December we talked about how Jesus' birth was predicted hundreds of years before he was born. You can be positive that is God said it, it will happen!
2 Corinthians 1:20 states "For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God."
So anticipate this storm if you want, but mostly, anticipate and prepare for Christ coming back someday. What do you need to do to get ready?
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