“He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times”. Matthew 16:2-3
Red sky at night, sailors delight…
Several years ago on a camping trip I had the wonderful opportunity to teach my granddaughter a saying that I had been taught as a little guy by my grandmother. She taught me something that I have thought about almost every day for the past 40 years. She would look to the sky and say “Red sky in morning, sailors take warning…red sky at night, sailors delight”. This biblical truth that our Lord speaks of in Matthew 16:2-3 still gives us an opportunity to teach future generations about our God’s creation. Hadley now looks to the evening sky, hoping that she will see tints of red, and wishing for sailors delight! She as a child understands that God is still involved in our everyday life.
Unfortunately we all have to face storms in life. We are all going to face challenges. So by being prepared for the challenges that life brings, will determine how you are going to come out of the storm. As a leader, I have many times faced challenges. Part of being prepared for challenges requires a real relationship with Jesus. A long time ago, I made that decision and trusted Jesus as Lord and Savior. I know that no matter the outcome of the storm, that my God has my best interest at heart. In my life I have prepared for the storms by giving the control of my life to Christ. I want to make sure that I please my Savior more than the people than I deal with. God has always been so good to me through the storms that life brings as well as the sunshine. I have truly experienced delight. I try (daily) to delight my self in the Lord. By doing this, I get to experience delight in my relationship with Hadley, Avery and Ben and little James. My prayer for my grandchildren and for anyone reading this blog…is that each of you experience the love of our Savior! I love you all! <><