Job 38: 22 "Have you entered the storehouses of the snow
or seen the storehouses of the hail,
23 which I reserve for times of trouble,
for days of war and battle? (NIV)
A few years ago this verse circulated after a snow storm and it is worth pondering. The week before this snow storm, the intelligence community informed congress there was increased chatter among the terror networks. Now that the National Weather Service is warning us that 10 to 20 more inches could come tomorrow, let us also add our prayers that "no weapon formed against us shall prosper" (Isaiah 54:17)
Lord, we humbly ask for continued protection from domestic and foreign terrorism. Send your laborers to them, redeem them, fill them with love and deliver them from angered hatred. We also humbly ask for help in this time of storm, and to heal our aching backs.