I know, I hear many of you saying it must be the fact that I am from Vermont and snow was a daily part of my life. I am used to it and it must be in my blood. I can remember it snowing every day. We would wait for the bus in our snow pants and boots, sometimes actually play in it and have snowball fights, and other days we would huddle in the bus stop shelter and wait an hour or more as our toes froze in the cold. The bus would come creaking down the road, chains on the tires rattling eerily as it drove over the snow covered dirt roads. I can even recall one time when the bus went off the road and we were all allowed to get off and we kept warm in a nearby house where one of the kids lived. So, yes, what I see outside was just a normal part of my life growing up. Nothing really has changed, except for the people and what they believe. This whole global warming idea, whether you believe it or not, has affected us to a point where we sub consciously think the world is getting warmer and we should be getting less snow. "While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." Gen 8:22
No matter what man thinks or says, I am glad to know my God is in control of the weather and that no matter what happens, seasons will continue to come and go until He says it is done. Pretty much until the end of time, like in Revelation. You do not have to like the cold and the snow, but at least teach your children that God is good, and that we do not have to be paranoid about the weather outside our door. We need to teach our children that God is still in control; that He is still worth trusting because He created this beautiful earth. Besides, isn't it a good time for all to gather together inside the house and have family time together? Drink hot chocolate and bake cookies together...speaking of that, I think I am going to go put the kettle on right now and warm up some water for hot chocolate. Care to join me?