Here’s a modified version of my newsletter article for the month of March…
This month has shown us that things can change at a moment’s notice.
Internationally, there’s the uprising that continues to increase in the Middle East. At the beginning of February, Egypt’s government was still intact, although the protests continued to grow. Now, their president has stepped down and the country is in the process of constructing a new government (by the way – you can see some amazing photos my friend, Joel, took during and after the revolution in Egypt by going here). The protests and demonstrations have spread to other countries in the region, including Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, and Algeria. All within just a few weeks.
Locally, the weather has been completely unpredictable, too! We have had unexpected storms that produced more snow than initially expected on at least two different occasions. One of those storms even disrupted our Soup Supper preparation, forcing us to reschedule it to Friday, March 4 (hope to see you there).
And don’t even get me started on the tornado siren that went off at 2:30 in the morning. Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad we have things like early warning systems that can give us time to get to safety. But hearing one at 2:30 in the morning is never a good thing! I’m thankful that although many people had wet basements, the tornado didn’t make it here!
February reminded me that we can make all kinds of plans, and that’s a good thing. But God is the only One who knows what is coming in the future. As we look ahead to tomorrow, let’s continue to look toward the One who holds the future in the palm of His hand!