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Frost and Chill, bless the Lord


Funny how life is.  This morning, I woke up from a dream, and the weather I was experiencing in that dream looked something like this picture.

In reality, however, the Polar Vortex had finally come to Maryland, and it was about 4 degrees outside, but with the windchill, it felt like -20.  I wanted to go back to bed and try to rejoin that dream of mine, but it wasn’t meant to be.  Oh well.

Much of the U.S. is experiencing a deep freeze like we haven’t experienced in many years.  I can’t say I’ve experienced such cold weather, and I’m glad I don’t live where this air is coming from.  Don’t get me wrong.  I like a cold day every now and again, and I even enjoy our brief periods of snow.  But this is too much.

As I type these words, a passage from the Old Testament came to my mind.  In the third chapter of Daniel (vs. 57-88), we’re reminded that all of creation is meant to praise God.  Yes, even the frost, the chill and the snow.  I guess that would include polar vortexes, but, alas, they aren’t mentioned specifically.

Well, by the weekend the cold weather will be behind us, at least for the time being.  I was talking to a friend today, and I told her this freezing weather is a gentle reminder that I live in a nice, warm house and not on the street.  I have food in the fridge that I can heat up and have a hot meal.  I don’t have to go hungry.  For those of us who are so lucky, today is a good day to praise God for the many, many, many blessings we take for granted.  It might also be a good day to figure out a way to help those who are less fortunate.  Lord knows, they need it.









By seedthrower1

I'm passionate about helping people realize that God wants to make something new of them and bring about a permanent transformation in their lives: body, mind, and spirit.

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