It’s not uncommon for the south to receive Winter Weather Advisories. Of course, schools have already been closed in preparation for the event, allowing parents adequate time to have contingency plans for a babysitter or daycare, should the parents attempt to go to work.
However, for the snow to actually fall in a manner that the weathermen predict can be quite unusual. Today, the Atlanta forecast is for about 1-2″ of snow, which is predicted to come in between 9-11 am. Because the temperatures won’t rise anytime this evening, the news is predicting that poor road conditions may last up to 24 hours or more. Normally, during such events, the roads will be closed to help prevent accidents and loss of life.
If you do decide to venture out today, I hope you will be careful. Winter driving can be quite tricky, especially if you are not accustomed to driving in snow. Roads that appear safe may have layers of ice underneath the snow and cause your car to slide or drift to one side of the road or the other. Likewise, the beauty of the snow can be distracting visually. I pray that you use extreme caution IF you must leave your house in such weather.
Likewise, driving down the road of life can also be quite tricky. It is easy to begin to slide off the road to righteousness.
Jesus described the path to Heaven as a narrow gate:
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. 14 How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it. (Matthew 7:13-14 HCSB)
In my opinion, He was not describing that Salvation is hard, but that following Jesus can be a tough road to follow – not in the sense that it is a hard decision, but in the sense that there are many distractions that can lead us astray throughout our life. There are many worldly items that can cause us to slip and slide from our heart’s desire to do right.
As we venture down the road of life, we need to be aware of the dangerous items that can lead us astray.
When we go on a road trip, we generally recon a route, or utilize a GPS (or map) to find our way to new locations. In the same manner, we should this with life.
- To do this, it is important to study the Bible daily, so that we know the path of righteousness.
- Likewise, we should be in prayer concerning our decisions as we come to crossroads in life to aid us in choosing the right direction to turn.
I pray today that each of us will be physically careful while driving on today’s wintery roads, but I will also continue to pray for each of you that you drive cautiously down the road of life.