Tonight a big winter storm has been forecast to hit here. Rain, snow and freezing rain make up this weather intrusion. And so we get ready.

Our backyard after a winter storm

Our backyard after a winter storm

It struck me that people listen to the weather report and take action based on what they hear. Or they hear a traffic report and drive a different route when the information indicates closures or slow traffic.

Maybe that explains why so many people walk through life oblivious of eternal forecasts and warnings. They don’t listen to the “news”, or more precisely, the Good News.

So if people don’t get the message from the glories of nature, conscience, gentle nudging of Paraclete in their souls or the Bible where will the “news” come from?

I guess it boils down to the warmth of the body of Christ, the followers of The Way.

Do you spread the news about Jesus hot off the press, or do you just give a cold shoulder to everyone outside your little clique?

“Be ready to spread the word whether or not the time is right. Point out errors, warn people, and encourage them. Be very patient when you teach. A time will come when people will not listen to accurate teachings. Instead, they will follow their own desires and surround themselves with teachers who tell them what they want to hear. People will refuse to listen to the truth and turn to myths. But you must keep a clear head in everything. Endure suffering. Do the work of a missionary. Devote yourself completely to your work” (2 Timothy 4:2-5 God’s Word).