The sun has been shining for a few days now!
It’s been glorious.
The first few days it was so cold; the sunshine deceiving.
Then, the sunshine brought warmth.
The temperature hovered above freezing.
The sunshine began ever so slightly to melt the snow.
A beautiful sound.
Water dripping from the roof.
But it’s not over.
Winter still has a grip.
The temperature drops and all the melting becomes ice. . . again.
We have to be careful of the ice.
It lurks often right beneath the freshly fallen snow.
Masked by the white.
There are so many things in our life that try to deceive us.
Hidden, just under the surface.
If we’re not careful we can be knocked off guard.
We need to be diligent.
Digging deep into the Ancient Word.
Time spent in the presence of our Holy God.
Quiet, deep searching time.
Our souls need nourishment.
We can’t just keep pushing forward.
We need to pull back.
The weather predicted no sunshine for the rest of the week.
Yet here. . . A beautiful sunrise.
There are repairs and money is short.
The dairy outlook is gloomy and scary.
The ice looms just under that beautiful, white covering.
Tomorrow is the start of Lent.
A time of reflection in the Christian church.
Each year I have attempted to add something to my desire to be more Christ like.
This year I want to slow down.
I want to hold the moments and silence the race.
I am going to expose the ice and walk carefully.
Won’t you join me in this journey?
If you do not know Christ as your Savior-
Or even if you do. . .
Will you spend the next 40 days seeking who He might be?
Really seeking. . . for yourself-
Not what others have said; or what you might have heard growing up.
Pick up a bible and read.
Where to start?
How about John 15?
I don’t have all the answers.
I long to know more.
I long to be more like Christ.
I want to ask more questions than give answers.
I want to reflect quietly.
I hope to uncover those icy parts that trip me up and walk on solid ground.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.