There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… Ecclesiastes 3:1
When I was a child my family lived in Hobbs, New Mexico, where it rarely snowed. Wintery weather was always a surprise. I remember coming out of church on a Sunday morning with a pristine layer of white covering everything. The overlay muffled sound and made me think the whole world had gone eerily silent and peaceful, fresh and new. Today when I got up and looked out the window, I thought about those yesteryear gifts of winter and related it to how God works in my life. He muffles the noise of discontent and negativity and makes all things new and fresh. He covers me with forgiveness, and creates in me a renewed spirit, one able to be compassionate and merciful, eager for the next amazing moment along the journey that is my life.
Bridal Wreath in Winter (c) 2016 Sharon Vander Meer
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