It has always been a little odd in my book that churches would cancel services due to extreme weather. In a very practical way it makes sense because some people who try going to church even with 5 feet of snow and end up in the ditch or with a broken hip. But since when is Christianity a practical religion?
We continually rely on Christ for protection and blessing, why wouldn't He protect us on Sunday morning? That being said, pretty much every church in the area was canceled yesterday morning. Some still held their late morning/early afternoon services. It was probably a pretty smart decision because at 8:30 our road still hadn't been plowed and there was a nice layer of ice covering everything as well. I would have still tried to make it to church!
On a similar note our student ministries pastor was traveling home Saturday evening from a trip to Wisconsin and arrived home 5 hours later than expected. He's a few years younger than me, but was seriously contemplating just stopping and getting a hotel. He had been praying for safety and really started praying again for protection and safety, when he made the next turn he "ended up" right behind a snow plow which he was able to follow for 2 hours!! In his own words: Without that, I don't know what would've happened. But it's cool to see God even in crazy stuff like a snow plow, I knew He was watching out for me and got me home safe.
What do you think about canceling church?