I’m in Chicago this week. What a week to come to Moody Founder’s Week! I’ve been numerous times before, but this is a unique week.
Each service is different than what I experience each Sunday now, serving in a more contemporary setting, but I love the Bible teaching and even the traditional worship. This conference is especially appealing to me these days, because I have a son who attends Moody Bible College. Nate is a sophomore here and studying to be a pastor. I love attending the events this week with him.
This week is unusual also, because I’m getting to experience the blizzard of 2011. It’s been an amazing day watching the city prepare, then watching the storm arrive. Many restaurants are closed, people are stranded on the roads for hours, and the visibility is near zero. I’ve never experienced a “whiteout” before now. Sadly, even as I type this, there are people calling into news programs who are stuck on Lake Shore Drive. Schools are closed tomorrow for the first time since 1999.
I’m safe in a hotel, and I’ve stocked up on some food to get me through a while, but pray for this city. It is snowing 2 to 3 inches per hour and supposed to snow throughout the night. It’s lightening and thundering, which seems weird during a snowstorm. They are comparing this storm to the storm of 1967. They have said this storm could be one of the top 3 or 4 snow storms in all history for the Chicago area. Wow! I’m concerned for people, but the adventuresome side of me is glad I’m here.
Are you ready for Summer? Do you have a snow/blizzard story to share?