Who has not experienced the power and terror of a storm? Homes and businesses are destroyed by tornadoes and floods.
Hurricane winds ruin coastal communities. We have no control over when storms will start, where they will move, and how they will affect people.
The damage caused by these upheavals of nature is much greater when warnings are either ignored, or not received. Weather services are constantly developing better ways of communicating storm warnings to the public. Your smart phone can alert you to potential storm threats. The radio and TV stations send out alerts. But sometimes we donâ€™t pay attention. Other times a warning is ignored because in the past you escaped without harm even though you were told of an imminent storm. In spite of warnings being given, some choose not to act and so suffer severe loss.
I want to share with you a warning about your personal danger in the coming storm of Godâ€™s judgment. Everyone needs to heed this warning, because â€œit is appointed for men toÂ die once, but after this the judgmentâ€ (Hebrews 9:27). Those who flee to the Lord Jesus Christ to seek shelter will find permanent safety and protection. He is â€œas a hiding place from the wind, and a cover from the tempestâ€ (Isaiah 32:2). The storms of life that seem the worst to us now, are minor compared to the future storm of Godâ€™s judgment that will be experienced by everyone who rejects the gospel message.
Storms often have minimal effect on those who take proper precautions and seek adequate protection. The Lord Jesus Christ can be your shelter from the coming storm because He bore the storm of Godâ€™s judgment against sin. He cried, â€œYouÂ have afflicted Me with all Your waves,â€ (Psalm 88:7) as He endured the judgment that God should have poured forth on you and me eternally. After He had borne the penalty for sin, He cried, â€œIt is finishedâ€ (John 19:30)! He provided a shelter for every person who would accept Him as Saviour.
Many have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour and no longer fear the coming storm of Godâ€™s judgment. They have found protection and peace in the Lord Jesus Christ.
You can avail yourself of that protection by coming to Him, acknowledging your sin and guilt, and relying upon Him for salvation and safety. If you have not come to Him, you are in a place of danger, fully exposed to Godâ€™s coming judgment against sin.
Be wise and pay attention to the storm warning! Run to the Lord Jesus for safety and salvation today!