We have a “different kind of Christmas” this year. Many of you, for many reasons, are experiencing the same thing. Ours is my illness and COVID risks. Many of you have lost loved ones, and my heart breaks for you.
This year we decorated a bit different. My snowman collection is sitting in different places. Our large Christmas tree is not up. Instead, we have two smaller trees and a passed down Dickens Village.
We won’t see our one and only grandchild…my emotions are a bit messy.
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It is everywhere. Despair…pain…hurt…death
No one is immune.
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Winter is a season….sometimes of the Soul!
We’ve had very cold temps of late. My skin is dry, our heating bills are up. Our humidifier is running non-stop!
The only flowers I have seen of late are in plastic containers in the grocery store, but they are beautiful and fragrant.
The grass it is brown and tired. It has been frozen a number of times already and looks like it may never be green again. Falling on this ground would not be forgiving I am afraid.
There is one thing that never changes. It does not wither, fade or quit being useful. It stands forever and provides beauty, color, fragrance in our life. It does not fail. It has withstood many tests of oppression. It does not perish in any way. It cushions our blow, our fall, our jump.
What is this thing? Yes, it is the Word of God. And the Word of God is love.
There are so many people hurting today. They are dealing with death, cancer, illness of all kinds. We all have been there or will be there someday. I call these times the “winter of the soul”. But in this life we are not promised it will be easy. Jesus told us in John….“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
So dear friends, be encouraged this day. It may be “winter”, but spring is right around the corner! Be on the lookout for those pink flowers!
~Be Encouraged Today