Snow Day

“And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful.”  Ezekiel 36: 26-29

Last week Central Texas had a huge weather event. Something that hasn’t happened in a few years…it SNOWED! Not just a dusting, but enough to build an army of snowmen! This “snowmageden” event caused so much excitement among most, especially children! It was such a joy to hear the laughter and delight of families making snowmen, snow angels and snowballs! And…it WAS pretty! Large soft snowflakes falling HERE in Central Texas! It was a sight to behold!

But I have to be honest…I really don’t like snow. It was cold and I have become a thin-skinned Texan! I was personally glad when it was over! I know that I have a really bad attitude about snow and cold, but I did a happy dance when we sold our snow shovel and snow blower and moved back to Texas! 

I have a small green portable green house on my patio. I was checking on my poor cold plants after the snow event and was greeted by this sight… 

When I opened up my little green house and immediately saw 2 beautiful pink flowers, I felt the warmth coming back. The warmth of His love and the promise of new life!

Then it dawned on me…God is Here, through the cold and misery, through the joy and celebration. HE IS HERE THROUGH IT ALL! 

Our Daily Bread

God spoke to me this morning as I was writing a note to a friend. Has that ever happened to you? I sat down to write a note of New Year encouragement to a friend that lives in a nursing facility. All kinds of platitudes were appearing on the page like…Hope this new year is brighter and Glad 2020 is over…you get the idea. Then I decided to add a Bible verse to fill space in the card (being honest here…) I reached for my phone and favorite Bible App. This was the verse of the day…today, January 5th, 2021 and it hit me square in the face….

Give us this day our daily bread.

Matthew 6:11 (ESV)

Today…not tomorrow, not next week, not all of 2021. After all, we do not know what the future holds. We can hope and wish for better times…but what if? What if 2021 is not better…what if covid never goes away…what if? This verse today gives me great comfort. God has this! We are to trust Him each and every day. He gives me what I need and I praise Him for that! 

Thank you, Lord for showing me today that you give me what I need every day.  Amen