Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Appreciate the Snow?

Outside our front door, Sunday Morning!

Over the weekend we here in the midwest were smothered in snow. 
It came in like the March Lion had gotten all confused and decided to hurry up and growl a storm our way. We had our first official snowed-in day and they even called school two hours late on Monday so our homeschool took the day off and did some bumming around. That is not entirely true... we were out of groceries because I neglected to shop on Saturday morning before the snow flew and we were out of milk! So once the snow plows had cleaned most of the highways off we headed to town!

As we drove home on mostly dry and not icy highway I was struck by just how beautiful the snow can be. The ditches fill up and form these snow dunes that the setting sun grabs a hold of. They actually sparkle like Princess Petunia's favorite glittery, silver, decorative glue stick. The wind leaves snaky trails on the hardened, crusty, top layer and spiky shadows jump eastward. 
On Monday after the storming was over, it was lovely.

Winter is miserable cold up here. It was 7 degrees when we left Princess Peony's choir concert last night. So cold it can make your eyes water. Cold enough to cause instant shivers that you feel in your spine and chatter your teeth. Cold enough to make you gag a little if you breathe too deeply. And it isn't even below zero.... yet.

The snow however, is so clean right now. So fresh and beautiful. I
 don't want to shovel it. Or hike in it. Or drive in it. But it sure is purty!

My sister, Rosie, took this!

A couple verses to help us {me!} appreciate the snow:

18 “Come now, let us reason together,”
    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. ~Isaiah 1:18

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Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. ~Psalm 51:7

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He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’
    and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’  ~Job 37:6
Sidewalk hiding.

23 God understands the way to it
    and he alone knows where it dwells,
24 for he views the ends of the earth
    and sees everything under the heavens.
25 When he established the force of the wind
    and measured out the waters,
26 when he made a decree for the rain
    and a path for the thunderstorm, ~Job 28:23-26

Snow Mittens
Sounds a little bit like we are to appreciate the snow and that it is a gift from our Father in Heaven.
He is in charge or all weather, wind, rain, and snow and sends it according to His will. 
Guess I better stop complaining so much and start Thanking Him!

Always Blessed,

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