Few people feel sympathy for the beleaguered meteorologists, who do their best to predict the weather. Of all
the professionals out there, they are probably the most susceptible to criticism for being ‘wrong’ much of the
time. There are some folks who get very upset when their plans are ruined by a faulty forecast – even when
they know the not-so-accurate-track-record of forecasters in general!
The fact of the matter is that weather folks dispense information as a result of over 11,000 ‘observation
stations’ around the world taking hourly measurements of various weather conditions. These reports are then
fed into supercomputers that use the current information along with historic, similar weather patterns, and a
prediction is made, keeping current real-time conditions in mind. With all of those variables, who can fault the
weather people for missing the target on occasion!
It’s interesting that folks want to know some things with pinpoint accuracy, while other areas of their life –
some of eternal significance – remain undefined. We expect to know the weather pattern 10 days out, but
seldom think about our plan for tomorrow. Experience teaches me that the most important things in life –
God, family, personal rest and growth – are often neglected.
Here’s something you can count on – A completely accurate prediction – a forecast for your future. The
eternal God loves you and desires a relationship with you. Not just the kind where you cry out to him when
you’re in trouble, although he is ready to help in times of need. He wants to be your father, your protector,
your confidant, your savior. If you make today the day when you cry out to him, confessing your sin, asking
for his forgiveness, making him the master of your life, then you can know that you have a bright future with
him. And that’s not a flimsy 10-day forecast; that one is 100% reliable – and it’s forever!
John 3:16,17 New Living Translation (NLT)
16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him
will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the
world through him.