“IT’S COMMONLY observed that when two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather”.
This certainly seems to be the case, especially after the very hot weather a few days ago to now when it is cold, wet and windy.
As a Guide Leader, my wife was always concerned what the weather would be for the weekend of the Guide Camp and so she would ask a local Market Gardner for his forecast. He would look around and assess the state of the trees, hedgerows and of his crops and would give his verdict even for a number weeks hence.
He had a fantastic insight into what nature was telling him regarding the forthcoming weather patterns. Amazingly
he was always right in his predictions.
In the Gospels we read that Jesus challenged the Religious Leaders because they could read that the red sky at night meant good weather and red sky in the morning meant not so good, but they could not read the sign of his being here.
The people at that time were living under a ruthless occupying army and so it was a time of great uncertainty and foreboding but Jesus brought them a message of hope, which they listened to and accepted.
In these days of uncertainty try to look beyond the dark signs around us and step into the light of the love of God that Jesus Christ brings to us today.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District