Spring is officially here. But looking out the window yesterday, i could only chuckle. Sleet poured from the sky like salt out of a shaker with no top. And snow covered the ground, not many miles away. Winter is trespassing on Spring, and i want it gone.
But there is beauty in every season, including winter. I was reminded of this recently by some kindergarteners' paintings. The message with the above painting is "Winter: created by God like all the other seasons".
God is in all our seasons... the ones we like and the ones we don't. In the mist of a bleak, cold season, there are signs of hope and restoration -- we need only to open our eyes and heart to God's Presence around us.
I believe one important step to our peace is to live out Romans 12:12 -- all at one time. Stay hopeful AND patient AND prayerful. Like the cardinal in the snow, the beauty of our faith and obedience will bring glory to our Father.
Sing a song of thanks to our Father. He has us covered... with His love.
have a grate-filled day!