Instead of ascribing to God what is rightfully his due, Nemo is being blamed for the massive snowstorm that struck the Northeast this past weekend. No one will pay much attention to weather attributed to Nemo, other than grumbling and complaining about shoveling snow.
However, the Bible teaches us that large storms like this Northeaster are sent by God to gain our attention. Weather that stops us from our daily routine is designed by God to make us acknowledge him for who he is:
God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.
He says to the snow, “Fall on the earth,”
and to the rain shower, “Be a mighty downpour.”
So that all men he has made may know his work,
he stops every man from his labor.
The animals take cover;
they remain in their dens.
The tempest comes out from its chamber,
the cold from the driving winds.
The breath of God produces ice,
and the broad waters become frozen.
He loads the clouds with moisture;
he scatters his lightning through them.
At his direction they swirl around
over the face of the whole earth
to do whatever he commands them.
He brings the clouds to punish men,
or to water his earth and show his love. (Job 37:5-13, NIV)
The Weather Channel, however, tells us this is not God, but Nemo. Headlines proclaim that Nemo dumped 3 feet of snow on the Northeast. Nemo is a fictional character. God is not — not as our institutions of higher learning and much of the media would have us believe. You see, Nemo is politically correct. He is acceptable because he has no laws that man should follow.
The God of the Bible is real. He does control the wind and the waves. He does send the snow so we will stop and pay attention. As Job says, in he brings the clouds to punish us or to show his love as he pleases.
[Read the rest of the article at Shepherd Press.]