Winter has officially arrived in the north country. We had the most beautiful Autumn we have had in a long time. It actually went almost the full season before there was a flake of snow. Awesome!
Christmas has come and gone. It was a delight to be with our children. Our second son was not able to be with us, and we missed him and his family. Nevertheless, we had a wonderful time.
Our first son and his family are skiers with their number one son loving snow-boarding, so I thought it appropriate to bring on a picture of a snow-boarder. Apparently, this has become a very important part of the skiing scene.
Don't you love the picture of the little girl catching snowflakes on her tongue. Did you do that when you were little? I did. I used to make snow angels too, but that was a long tie ago.
I am reminded of the seasons of life as I meditate on Winter.
I observed a child in a restaurant yesterday, I think he may have been about three or four. At Applebees they have a console at each table and there are games on it. This little guy was only interested in playing a game and when Mom wanted him to eat his lunch he screamed to the top of his lungs. He had only one thing in mind and that was what he wanted to do.
How like us as new Christians. DJT has been said to be a new believer, God knows; his "Tweets" apparently jangle a lot of nerves, just like the child in the restaurant disturbed the clientele.
On the other end of the spectrum of life...I sat with someone recently who confided to me that they have been diagnosed to be in the early stages of alzheimers disease.. Such a sad thing to hear and so frightening for the one who has been given such a diagnosis.
Life is strange if one only looks at the natural and only from the natural vantage point. Thank God, those of us who have made Jesus our Savior and Lord can choose to see it from God's point of view.
The bottom line is trust because of love. God is a loving father. Like the parents of the screaming child dealt with the issue, God knows how to take care of our messes until we grow up spiritually. He knows why things happen as they do and He has it all under control when it looks like it is totally out of control like the person with a sad diagnosis.
It is written that "perfect love casts out all fear." The more I learn and experience that the more free I become.
My prayer for you is that you may know the love of God that passes knowledge. Open your heart to receive all that He has for you at this stage of your life and life will be a lot easier to live, and you will be able to love those around you who might need a shoulder to cry on, or an encouraging word,.
Bless you, Joy