I don’t know about the rest of Canada (actually, I do, thanks to social media), but many of the people in Vancouver can’t drive worth a darn when it snows, even a little bit. It’s like a couple of flakes means the end of the world. I know driving in Vancouver can be more treacherous with the wetter snow and the hillier terrain. But still, just relax; it’s nothing a nice set of snow tires can’t fix. Also, just staying home might be a viable option. There is a peace in knowing that we are safe from danger.
Sometimes life can get really tough. Sometimes scary. Sometimes it is at a point when life just doesn’t seem worth it. Maybe a loved one has passed away. Maybe a relationship has ended. Maybe there is snow on the ground in April. Through it all, God promises to be there with us, to protect us, to equip us and to strengthen us for what is to come.
God doesn’t do this because we’re frail or incapable or poor drivers. God does this out of God’s own love for us, God’s own children, and God desires what is best for us. There is a peace in knowing that such a gracious and merciful God is on our side.
Lord, grant us love, grant us grace, grant us peace. Amen. — NF