We are in the grip of an ice storm here in southwestern Missouri. Like the local schools, Central Assembly will be closed today. Activities scheduled in the church building have been cancelled or postponed and the office will be closed. Even by the time I left the office late yesterday afternoon our parking lots were layering with black ice. Freezing rain and light snow have continued overnight. Icing is forecast throughout the day today.
This is our third ice storm of noticeable size in three years here in Springfield. If you live in this area be careful walking and driving, try not to resent the disruption too much and, for some of you, enjoy the gift of a day at home. Hopefully you can get some extra time with the Lord and with your family. And may the Lord protect the people in our communities from serious injury and damage. God bless you!