I have been noticing that a significant number of Christians are rather distraught about the untimeliness of our current weather conditions. Unquestionably, hazardous winter weather right before Christmas is unfortunate for store owners, family members, and anyone trying to get a little work done before taking a day or two off for the holiday.
At the same time, though, I wonder if our weather angst reflects something deeper. Inclement weather takes away the control that we think we have over our lives. Few things are more frustrating for Americans than to realize suddenly that they are not ‘free’ to do as they please. Let us have life, liberty, and the pursuit of convenience; do not snow on my parade!