Yes, it’s true. The cold weather has ended. Sorry, not all of it, just the bitter cold. My outside temp reading this morning was about -3C. I can live with that. Being I came outside this morning at 4:30am, I felt invigorated by the cool weather. It felt so much better than 24 hours previous on Sunday morning.
As you know, there is always something else to deal with when the temperature is just below freezing. Well, it seems like it most days. With the cool weather it usually means we get snow. Yes, there was snow on the car, in the driveway, on the sidewalk, basically everywhere. Looked nice but it would be nice to just get a free day. You know about them. When you were a child you had Snow Daze at school. That’s a free day where everything seems to be working out just nicely thank you very much.
The drive took longer than usual but I got here and had a full hour to enjoy God’s latest painting. I wondered about it and though how symbolic this morning was.
Sometimes in our lives we get away from God. The burning embers of His presence in our life cool and can even go out and become stone cold. We seem lost and abandoned. But that is not so. He is there; we are the ones who moved away from Him. Which means we have to move back close to Him and feel the beauty of His closeness and the warmth of His Spirit?
From this vantage point we look back on our life and see the slow walk away from God. We see mistakes, the wounds, wrong turns, sin and doing things our own way. Our journey back to God is swift and sure. We arrive at His side and we ask for forgiveness, He tells us: “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. You see, He forgives and forgets.
Something To Think About