October brings shorter days, cooler weather, with potential for early snow and freezing rain here in western Canada. On one such snowy, icy day, our then five-year-old son bounded out of the car across the street from our house, right into the path of an oncoming, speeding, behemoth, 1960s automobile. George bolted out of the car, snatching up our son from the middle of the street, cradling him in his arms, waiting to be hit. The street was covered with glare ice, but God held back the boundary of nature. While waiting for the impending impact, George opened his eyes to see that the driver had somehow stopped their car just five feet from both of them. It was as if God had sent guardian angels to protectively wrap themselves around them.
In the age of expanding knowledge and technology, we found that God still had control of the boundaries of nature. We often think miracles like this only occurred in Bible times. Our reading for today talks about God’s presence in nature, about the flood of Noah’s day and God’s promise that God is in control of all earth’s boundaries. In the changing seasons of our lives, it’s reassuring to know God is actively present in this world.
When our storms gather, we know we're protected in your boundaries. Amen. — C/GW