Pastor’s corner: The Power of the Sun
City, county, Kansas Department of Transportation and Kansas Turnpike Authority, they all worked as hard as they could.
Hundreds of trucks and thousands of people did all they could to remove and stack a small percentage of the snow that fell in the last three weeks— just enough to make the roads passable and some sidewalks and parking lots clear.
Then the sun came out, the temperature rose and in two short days the only snow left is the man-made mountains in the corners of our streets and parking lots. The power of the sunlight is so much more than any power we can conceive. Before we all become sun worshippers, we need to consider one more fact. There is one who is as much greater than the sun, as it is from us. God did conceive of such a power. God even created such a power, and even more.
We felt pretty small against the snows of 2011. We all feel small and weak sometimes. Our problems and fears can drift up against our lives until we feel completely snowed in. If we rely on our own strength to find our way out of the storm and into abundant life, we don't have enough power. If you put your trust in God your troubles will melt like the snow.
1 Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, my soul. 2 I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. 3 Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. 4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. 5 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God. 6 He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them — he remains faithful forever. Psalm 146:1-6
— Rev. Stockton is minister at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.