Whoever complains of seasons and weather!
(William Law, A SERIOUS
CALL TO A DEVOUT AND HOLY LIFE)
All things are in the hands of God, have Him for their
Author, are directed and governed by Him to such ends
as are most suitable to His wise providence.
Whoever murmurs at the course of the world, murmurs
at God who governs the course of the world.
Whoever complains of seasons and weather,
speaks impatiently of times and events, repines and
speaks impatiently of God, who is the sole Lord and
Governor of times, seasons, and events.
When we look at those things which are under the
direction of God, and governed by His providence,
we are to receive them with praise and gratitude.
We must adore God in the greatest public calamities,
like plagues and famines, as things that are allowed
by Him, for ends suitable to His wisdom and glory in
the government of the world.
There is nothing more suitable to the piety of a
Christian, than thus to approve, admire, and glorify
God in all the acts of His general providence;
considering the whole world as His particular family,
and all events as directed by His wisdom.