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.