A lot of us like to get angry at the weather. The town I live in relies on heavy snow in the winter and beautiful weather in the summer because it’s a mountain resort town. However, over the last four years, California has been in a drought that has kept the snow from falling. But summer has still been beautiful. This year, we got more snow in May than in November, January, and March combined. But we don’t need the snow in May. Since then, it’s been raining and hailing and opening and closing the passes and making the weather not as ideal for tourists.
Now, I’m not complaining. I love the rain. I was supposed to move to Portland. My dream is to live in England. I have no problem with the rain. I’m a little bummed that the weather here has not been what we rely on, but maybe we should stop relying on the weather.
I can’t remember who said it to me, so I can’t quote them, but someone said that the arts are prophetic. And you don’t have to believe in God to be used by him. So we should pay attention to what is happening in films and the media and whatever.
This is something that I haven’t thought a lot about, because I don’t get to watch a lot of movies, but I just watched San Andreas last Saturday, and God was speaking to me throughout the whole thing. I realized that a lot movies have had to do with big changes in weather. California has been devastated in a lot of films. But I’m not going to say that California is going to get hit by a big earthquake or whatever. A popular theme in movies and books has had to do with post apocalyptic worlds, or dystopian societies. Another thing that I’m not saying is going to happen. But maybe change is coming. Maybe the world is going to shift. Maybe this “bad weather” is going to become the norm. And maybe we should accept it. Or maybe not.
I honestly don’t know what is going to happen. I think it is entirely possible that weather shifts are a normal part of nature. Wasn’t there an ice age? Wasn’t there a giant flood? Wasn’t the world once a tropical paradise? Where did the dinosaurs live?
I really don’t know that much about the history of weather. It’s something that’s starting to intrigue me, but I don’t yet have enough time to research it. All I’m saying is that we should stop complaining. If we try to fight nature, we’ll fail. Nature always wins. But God wins more.
So let the snow fall. Let the rain come down. Let it be winter in January and springtime in June. Or not. Let the summer last until November. Let winter take 4 months too long to get here. I think the creator of nature probably knows what he’s doing. I like to think he laughs at our petty complaints sometimes, because we can’t see what’s coming.
But remember, I can always be wrong.