How’s the Weather?

Today it will be stormy.
     —Matthew 16:3

One of the first things I do when my feet hit the floor each morning is check the weather. And when I make a phone call, one of the first things after “Hello” is, “How’s the weather there?”

When the bigwigs asked Jesus to show them a sign from heaven, he said, “You are good at reading the weather signs in the sky, but you can’t read the obvious signs of the times” (Mt. 16:2–3 NLT).

The “signs of the times” were the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies in the person of Jesus. But those religious leaders were blind to these signs. They paid more attention to changes in the weather than to the changes made by Messiah’s presence in the world. They were more concerned about gales than grace, precipitation than propitiation.

Meteorologists still get more attention than Messiah.

There’s something more important
in life than talking about the weather.

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