Snowpocalyse 2014

Snowpocalyse 2014

Are you expecting any inclement weather where you live? The forecasters in metro Atlanta are working double time to make sure they get it right this year. After last year’s Snowpocalypse, they cannot afford to make a mistake. People were trapped at work, school, or worse yet, in their cars when the entire metro area got dumped with snow and ice.

This year, people are much more cautious. In fact, several school systems in the area canceled school for today on Saturday based on the predictions alone.

I feel sorry for school superintendents in these situations, because they can never get it right. If they don’t cancel school fast enough, people gripe and complain about the danger they put students and teachers in all to keep from missing a day of school. If they call school off too early, people gripe and complain about wasting a perfectly good school day because of weather predictions.

I have been on both sides of that coin as an elementary school teacher. I’ve had a day off of school when the bad weather didn’t show up and I’ve been at the school calling parents thirty minutes after the children arrived to school to let them know the buses were rolling because¬†snow was falling. It’s truly being caught between a rock and a hard place. There’s just no winning when you make those decisions.

Proverbs 27:12 says,

The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”

None of us control the weather, nor do we have much control over life’s circumstances. We have to look at what we know, try to determine what we think will happen, pray and then trust it all to the Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says,

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

On that note, I am supposed to fly to Washington state tomorrow to speak at a citywide event on sex trafficking; however, the weather predictions look a little uncertain for tomorrow morning’s commute. I’ve done the very thing I’ve encouraged you to do here. I’ve accessed the situation and based on what I know, I’ve booked a hotel room at the airport so my odds of making it out of here in the morning increase. I’ll meet you all back here on Friday, when I return to Atlanta.

Stay warm and alert. Be prepared. Be safe!