Evangelizing the Weather Whiners

Do you know people who love to complain about the weather ? Rural Newfoundlanders often overlook the fact that we enjoy some of the freshest, purest air on the planet.

Instead, many folks complain about the weather, if it is not to their exact liking. So often I have heard : ‘It’s too co ! ‘(cold) , or, ‘it’s too ot ! ‘(hot).

Today, we are having, what locals call : ‘ A miserable

old day ‘ , because it is foggy and drizzly. Perhaps they think that by adding the word ‘old’, the description becomes even more unpleasant.

We know that God dislikes complaining. It implies that we are telling God that what He has sent is not good enough.

I now try to evangelize the weather whiners. When someone complains, I quote Psalm 118:24 to them. I smile cheerfully and say : ‘ This is the Day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.’

Reaction to my evangelization has been mixed. Some people will smile, and agree with me. Others will stare at me with a look of bewilderment, and walk away, often muttering to themselves.

14 thoughts on “Evangelizing the Weather Whiners

  1. Thanks Sally. This is a good reminder to give thanks in all circumstances (good weather or bad) for this is God’s will for us in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 😊

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  2. This made me smile. Being that I’m affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder, and prone to depression the weather can definitely effect my moods. Complaining about the weather is definitely a temptation. I do try to curb that, but as Paul the apostle wrote, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” Thank the Lord we have forgiveness and He givesgus time and practice to grow! Nice post Sally. Thanks for sharing.

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