Zechariah Ten: Snow Day

Today, a little levity. The first verse of this chapter reads, “Request rain from the Lord at the time of the latter rain; the Lord makes rain-clouds, and He shall give them rain; for each person, grass in the field (Zechariah 10:1).” Yes, on a macro level, God is responsible for the wonders of nature, including weather phenomena. But today, the DC area (where I live) had anticipated snow, and did not get it. While our New York counterparts got a great snow day, we were up and about for business as usual. I can’t begin to count the number of conversations that I’ve had over the course of today that have centered around requests for precipitation, so it was funny to open my chapter for the day and to see encouragement to make just such pleas. Even on a borderline irrelevant (in the long term) level, Torah continues to be relevant!

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