The clang clang clang of soaked winter gear in the the dryer is deafening. The sun is shining in through all the windows. Two children napping and three resting after an afternoon of playing outside. Three giggling girls came in soaking wet all the way to the skin from their playing.
They came in the house to dry off, eat a snack, and rest for while. More giggling ensued. Then they had their fifth snack of the day. Just when it started to get quiet I noticed the 4, 5, and 6 year old girls were back outside. I could hear them squealing the entire time. They stayed outside for an hour. Once again they came in soaked to the skin. The winter gear got thrown in the dryer again and the giggling trio ran off to play “doctor” with each other.
While the older three were skiing I was blessed with two playmates for my littles for the day. I love sunny winter days that give me a glimpse of spring on its way. Perfect weather, such a change from cold temps. Cold frigid weather has its season. Even though it makes for dark days especially when the sun has not been seen for a month at a time. In the dark days of winter, I do not lose hope because I know spring is on its way.
Did you know that even in the depressing aspects of life, the Lord is still there? When life seems too overwhelming and without hope, God does not leave you or forsake you. God is to be our light in the darkness. When we walk with Him (have fellowship) we are walking in the light. Even in the darkest of days, we have hope.
1 John 1 (NIV) This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.