Wednesday’s Word – God is always there!

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Matthew 28:18-20  ‘Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”’  https://my.bible.com/bible/111/MAT.28.18-20

“And surely I am with you always …”. What a great reminder for us today! God is always there. He is never ‘not with us’. As a believer, Jesus Christ lives inside each one of us (John 14:20, 15:4-5).

Matthew 8:23-26 offers us another great reminder that God is always with us even in the midst of a storm:  ‘Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.’  https://my.bible.com/bible/111/MAT.8.23-26

The storm was raging … the waves were crashing. But Jesus was right there. Sleeping. On the boat – in the middle of a storm! There is so much here to take away and apply in our own personal lives. First of all, Jesus is right there with us in the middle of our storm. Truth. Fact. Scripture-proven. Second, He was sleeping! Not shaken or startled at all by what was going on around Him. Why? How? Well, yes, He is God and created the very winds and waves that were raging. And so He has all authority over those same winds and waves. But here’s the key: He was at rest with His Father who is always with Him … they are One. And in John, Jesus declares in a prayer that we can be one with Jesus and God the Father. A perfect union to let the world know how much God loves each one of us (John 17:21-23).

So be encouraged today, and every day, that God is always with us through His Son Jesus Christ, who made the ultimate sacrifice to bring us all together, as one!

Be Blessed!

Todd @10weather

Monday Weather Discussion

Good Afternoon!

Synopsis:  Current surface map http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/awc90f.gif shows a cold front has moved through East TN and is now pushing southeast into the Mountains.  Cooler and drier air will continue to work into our region behind this front with partial clearing this afternoon.  This front will return back north as a warm front tomorrow bringing more showers and milder temperatures later Tuesday.

This Week:  A very active weather pattern sets up for Tuesday through Thursday, with warmer air bringing in showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night into Wednesday ahead of a strong frontal boundary.  Some of the rainfall could be heavy at times, especially across Middle TN: Windy conditions are also anticipated ahead of and behind this cold front.  This same cold front will bring a brief shot of arctic air back into our region Thursday with temperatures falling around 30 degrees in about 3 hours time!  In addition to the rapid change and falling temperatures, rain is expected to change to snow Wednesday night into early Thursday morning as moisture hangs back behind the front http://weather.unisys.com/gfs/gfs.php?inv=0&plot=500p&region=us&t=3e.  At this time, around 1 inch of snow is possible from Knoxville north, with much heavier amounts > 4 inches well to our north up in Kentucky: We will continue to monitor and keep you updated.  The front moves through Thursday with clearing skies and much colder air remaining in place for Friday with morning lows in the middle teens and highs only in the middle to upper 30s.

The Weekend:  Good news!  Sunshine returns as does the drier weather this weekend!  Temperatures will be cooler-than-average but slowly warming with highs in the 40s Saturday and back into the lower 50s Sunday.  Morning lows will be cold in the 20s.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Todd Howell

Chief Meteorologist / WBIR-TV Channel 10 / @10Weather, @WBIRWeather, WBIRWeather Facebook, wbir.com

** In this day and time with all of the advances in technology and weather apps, there is a lot of misinformation floating around on social media.  My goal is to try to give you an accurate, responsible forecast that you can trust.  And one that will bring clarity in a social world full of weather information.