On Days Like This
The snow falls softy and lightly, gently covering the brown, dead earth with a clean white blanket. Gone are the leaves that the trees shed in autumn, and all the broken branches that came down last September during hurrican Irene are hidden under the fresh snow. True, it is only a thin layer that is quickly melting in the drizzle that is determined to make this day gray, yet it is beautiful to look at. It reminds me of the songs, "Oh, precious is that flow, that makes me white as snow..." and "As the rain cometh down and the snow from heaven..."
It is on days like this that make it easy to reflect on God's goodness, and also be extra thankful for my warm home, a full pantry, and a wonderful family.
Yes, it is cold outside and the snow adds extra work to our already busy schedule, but it is on days like this, as I gaze out the window at the snow outside, that I am reminded of the promise that God made to Noah after the flood: "While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." (Genesis 8:22) As long as this earth remains, God is going to allow the seasons to cycle through each year, no matter what man says about the future of the earth. The snow is just one of the fulfillments of His spoken promise so many years ago, and He will not - no!, cannot lie. He is in control of our future and no matter what happens - no matter what is said about global warming or the coming destruction of the earth - God still rules and reigns supreme and will never let us spin out of His control.
Lastly, it is days like this when good memories can be made, some good, and yes, even some bad, but the fun part is the fact that one day, you will look back and smile and say, "It's on days like this when I appreciate the warm weather even more."