Now, therefore, present yourselves and see this great thing that the Lord will do before your eyes. Isn’t the wheat harvest today? I will call on the Lord and He will send thunder and rain, so that you will know and see what a great evil you committed in the Lord’s sight by requesting a king for yourselves. 1 Samuel 12:16-17
In the Atlantic ocean hurricanes usually occur during the months of June and November peaking in late August through September. January 14, 2016 hurricane Alex formed in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Canary Islands. Alex became the first named storm of 2016 as well as the first hurricane to form in the Atlantic in January since 1038. This was a rare occurrence.
The wheat season usually came in the summer when it was dry and rain was unusual. Samuel told the people that he was going to call on God to bring rain and thunder. The rare occurrence of rain during this time would be an indication to the people of God’s displeasure with Israel’s demand for a king and show the great power and authority that God had over every element of life, including the weather.
Challenge: God is in control. There is nothing that God cannot do. He can bring about a miracle in any situation. Seek Him and His ways and see what great things God can do. Listen to the song, “How Great Thou Art” as sung by George Beverly Shea at the Billy Graham Crusade in New York, New York in 1969 on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsrEscUUNMA