Behind our house is a lovely little park with green grass. I have learned to cherish green grass here in Phoenix! It definitely is something you don’t take for granted in the desert. This morning, however, it was impossible to see the grass. It was totally covered with water. It really resembled a small lake rather than a park.
There are water puddles and flooded roads all over the Phoenix area this morning. Lakes resemble rivers. Dry washes now have water flowing freely. I have been told that this area hasn’t had this kind of storm for decades. While we were receiving 2-3 inches of rain here in Phoenix, in the high country of Flagstaff about 2 hours north, they were receiving 2-3 feet of snow! Wow!
We were even getting tornado warnings last night and I had been told before moving here, we “never” have tornadoes here! Nature sure is wacky right now. Over the last month, we have had a terrible earthquake in Haiti, really cold weather in Florida, a freak snow storm in Oklahoma.
People begin talking about global warming and climatic changes. Questions are erupting about the “end of the world.” Is this it? Are we in the last days? Should we sell our homes and move up to the mountains?
Here is the thing that I am reminded of during uncertain, unpredictable times: I have a mission to share the light! Jesus will return someday and this world will be changed as we know it. When? Nobody knows. So, what should we do in the meantime? I think the answer is the same as it was 2000 years ago: Tell people about Jesus!
Are things speeding up? Maybe. But, it only drives me to be more intentional with my relationships, more motivated to help the hurting, more driven to spread hope!
I read this morning from Matthew 5 these words: “You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.” I think that says it pretty well!