My 10 year old son has been feeling a bit under the weather and stayed home from school today, which meant that I stayed home from work. We played games, napped, and had nice quality time together. He is the youngest of four, so this uninterrupted time together is very rare. I am amazed by this young man and his knowledge. Our conversations ranged from, “Imagine if our dog could talk?” to “I hope we get a lot of snow this winter” to “isn’t it cool how God controls everything?”
I used this opportunity to introduce the word omnipotent, and a few minutes later I saw an article online about the upcoming winter. According to the article, it could snow a lot, or not at all. Not very helpful for predicting snow days off from school, but it made me think about Job 37 and God’s power to control. We read this together:
“He directs the snow to fall on the earth
and tells the rain to pour down.
Then everyone stops working
so they can watch his power.
The wild animals take cover
and stay inside their dens.
The stormy wind comes from its chamber,
and the driving winds bring the cold.
God’s breath sends the ice,
freezing wide expanses of water.
He loads the clouds with moisture,
and they flash with his lightning.
The clouds churn about at his direction.
They do whatever he commands throughout the earth.
He makes these things happen either to punish people
or to show his unfailing love.”
Even though I lost at Scrabble and have developed a cough, it was a pretty awesome sick day with my son, the dog, and God!