Written by cycleguy on January 12th, 2015

One of the lines from Back to the Future which I have probably used more than any other (except maybe the one about the “justice system moves quickly now that they’ve abolished all lawyers”) is when Marty and Doc are discussing the lightning striking the clock tower. Marty says, “Since when can the weather man predict the weather?”

Don’t you just love it? That is a go-to quote if I ever saw one. 🙂

Yesterday (Sunday) was a perfect example. Now…don’t get me wrong. I am not complaining. When they call for nasty, ugly weather and we don’t get it?  Trust me when I say I have no remorse. For several days they had been “predicting” a nasty ice storm “warning” for our area. It was to hit about 2:00 Sunday afternoon and go until about 7 the next morning…followed by snow. Based on their predictions, programs were cancelled all over our area. Ryan even cancelled a youth leader’s meeting because he didn’t want the kids out after dark driving in ice.

2:00 became 4:00. 4:00 became 8:00. 8:00 became sometime during the night. All of it was to stop and then snow to fall, making driving extremely hazardous. I prepared by taking some work home just in case. But I woke to wet pavement and had absolutely no trouble driving the two miles to the office at 5 in the morning. Conditions hadn’t changed, but based on the weather service school was cancelled. Say what?

I realize weather is unpredictable. It can change at the drop of a hat (or meatballs). There are so many ways to go with the application of this. But I will choose this: I am glad God never changes, nor does His love. I agree with the adage “Nothing I can do can make Him love me more; nothing I do can make Him love me less.”

The weatherman can’t predict the weather (ask Marty McFly), but I can predict God is always faithful, always loving, always present…no matter my circumstances. Always has been. Always will be.

Any thoughts?

Tuesday night at 8:00 is my first post about The Fi5th Gospel. It is still not too late to join the fun.


10 Comments so far ↓

  1. Daniel says:

    Great thoughts about the unchangeable nature/character of God.

    I received my copy of The Fifth Gospel on Saturday and have already jumped in. I decided to just work this in because i wanted to follow along with your thoughts.

  2. Makes me think of the song about God’s unchanging hand. In a world of constant change, I love that about Him.

  3. We always say around here that if you don’t like the weather just wait five minutes and it will change.
    But, yes, God’s unchanging nature is so foundational to who he is. I mean, can you imagine the chaos that life would be if we weren’t sure if God still stood by his word?

  4. Kari Scare says:

    Sometimes (often?) we jump the gun based on weather predictions (or financial or ???) instead of waiting and letting events unfold. Don’t we do that in our spiritual lives to? We jump the gun based on what we (humans) think might happen instead of waiting and letting God’s plan of events unfold. Proverbs 16:9 comes to mind: “A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” I know I tend to rush into things too often instead of waiting on God’s movements.

  5. Yes, the weather can certainly be fickle. So glad, too, our God is our constant in the midst of constant change. Blessings, Bill!