_ On Storms We have experienced our share of storms lately, and I am sure there are more to come. Sounds little like life, doesn’t it? I came across a thought on the storms we face. A retired pastor heard a TV preacher say that if we have enough faith we could fly above life’s storms like eagles. The idea didn’t sit just right with him. Living in Alaska he had observed the habits of eagles. The reality is when the storm comes eagles go the forest, find a tree and hide. They are not trying to fly above it, but going through it. “The best way to go through a storm is to go through it.” That is what he heard from a different source. His conclusion, “We should meet our troubles and trials with our face, feet, and faith forward.” How are you handling your storms?
Springtime In a couple of weeks spring will begin. Springtime reminds me of new beginnings. The trees begin budding, and their colors will be bright and new. One of my favorite times is when the Redbuds bloom. The Sunday will come when we celebrate our Lord's resurrection. That speaks of hope and newness of life. Then for many school students there is spring break. A time to get relief from studies and be able to get out of the norm of the routine of class, books, and of course tests. Maybe get a chance to visit the ocean in a warmer climate, be refreshed. We all need refreshing. Someone said, "If you don't come apart will you come apart." Is it time to take a break from the norm? Come apart, or turn aside to be refreshed? What greater place to be refreshed than in the presence of the Savior? I Peter 5:7 says, "Casting all your cares on Him for He cares for you." Think about it.