Of course – it is snowing today. Why does that not surprise me? Two years ago it snowed in Baton Rouge when I had an important court date and I had to rescedule. I had made a deal with God then. I said that I was gonna read through the Bible twice and then I wanted to go home. And I really though I was ready too.
But on the day of court, I wasn’t finished with the second read through and it was snowing. I was only in Job. The verses that I read that day said:
“God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; He does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’ So that all men He has made may know His work; He stops every man from his labor.” Job 37:5-7
I was like “Woah God- good one! Thanks for the snow so I can finish my reading and fulfill my part of the deal.”
Well, needless to say, the deal I made with God wasn’t part of His plan and I didn’t go home. And a good thing too cause I wasn’t ready. I still had lots to learn and lots to go through. And I can still say the same thing today.
So here I am again – 2 years later – waiting for the next chapter to begin in the journey through prison. And once again I am reminded of these verses.
I could leave any day for the drug program. Each day I hope is one that they call my name to pack out. But God says to “Be still and know that He is God.”
He knows I am still here. And He hasn’t forgotten me. There is a reason I haven’t left yet. He is still making the way for me. And I am confident that I am where I am supposed to be.