On a recent mission trip my family took to South Carolina, we were planning on working on two houses on two different work sites. Both sites required new roofs which is not unusual for Salkehatchie mission houses.
What was unsettling was that the weather report called for 80% chance of rain on Monday and 100% on Tuesday. We were undaunted.
When a man came to our site to help us get the shingles on the roof, he told our site leader, “that there was no way he would open a roof today.”
Our site leader smiled. He told me that he started to tell him that we were working for Jesus, but he didn’t.
I had reminded the teens before we got on the roof that the Creator of the Universe was not in any way bound by its laws.
On Monday, we completely tore off the shingles on one side of the roof and replaced them. We got a few sprinkles of rain at most. After we returned to the church where we were staying and after we all got showers, it began to pour. I smiled as I ran through the drops and gave thanks.
God had come through.
The next day, the rain chances were even higher. There was a discussion about just tearing off a quarter of the shingles, but our site leader, a man of deep faith, thought better of it and gave the go ahead to get them all.
I sent out a prayer request that the weather would hold on Facebook.
I was sent to pick up some boards to replace the rotten ones. As I drove, the rain began to drizzle. I prayed out loud that God would show Himself to these teens. We were acting in faith, opening up that roof and would He please keep the rain at bay.
He once again came through. I kind of pictured Him in the heavens somewhere with His mighty hands holding back the rain, just as He had done with the Red Sea for Moses.
We finished that side of the roof with little to no rain once again and once again, when we left our work site and returned to our church, the rains came.
I giggled as I gave thanks. I will never have any idea how many people prayed for our weather on those two days, but I do know there were warriors involved. We got two roofs put on while the occupants inside stayed dry.
I am reminded that man’s laws, knowledge and predictions mean nothing to God. He has always had the final say and He always will. He demonstrated that fact to me and a bunch of teens not long ago.
Perhaps you needed to see it too.
Have an awesome day!