A once-in-a-generation winter storm shut down our production in Texas

You may have heard about the record-setting winter weather in Texas this week. I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area, and over the past couple of days, hundreds of thousands of residents have gone without power. Temperatures have dropped below zero, most flights have been shut down, and some communities north of Fort Worth—including Southlake, Texas—have even been instructed to boil water because power outages have disrupted the public water system.

My office is without power, as are the homes of several on my team. As a result, we haven’t been able to record our usual Tipping Point Show this week.

We know you look forward to these videos and/or podcasts, but we try to record them the same week they are released, because so much news happens on a daily basis. If we worked ahead, we might miss something that needs to be discussed!

So we have been unable to get a show ready for today. We apologize for that, but should have a new episode recorded and produced next week. Until then, we will continue to provide new articles on this site.

I want to leave you with this reminder from Scripture:

From the chamber of the south comes the whirlwind,
And cold from the scattering winds of the north.
10 By the breath of God ice is given,
And the broad waters are frozen.
11 Also with moisture He saturates the thick clouds;
He scatters His bright clouds.
12 And they swirl about, being turned by His guidance,
That they may do whatever He commands them
On the face of the whole earth.
13 He causes it to come,
Whether for correction,
Or for His land,
Or for mercy.—Job 37:9-13

Obviously, other parts of the United States endure cold like this all winter long. But that’s common, so everyone from the power company to businesses to individual homeowners go into the winter prepared for arctic temperatures.

That’s not the case here in Texas, where this weather has caught us by surprise.

It makes me wonder: Has God intended this severe winter weather to get our attention? As stated in the Book of Job, could it be for our correction? It’s too early to speculate. But if nothing else, this reminds me that God is in control and nothing happens on earth—or within the weather systems He created—without His command.

Stay warm, and I look forward to sharing another Tipping Point Show with you next week.