Winter’s grip is not forever

Arrived home yesterday on a red-eye flight from Alaska…

Winter still claims the landscape there.

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Glaciers preside as though eternal…

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Snow still threatens motorists in disregard for the turn of the calendar page to April…

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And the primary  indication of spring is the fast lengthening days and the rise of temperatures from REALLY cold to just cold!

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Yes, there is glory in a winter’s landscape but all creation longs for spring to break  winter’s grip.

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Deep in this wintery world, up a lonely pipeline access road…P1100492

down a snowy drive, nestled in neatly pruned evergreensP1100490crop

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resides a lonely wife and mother waiting for Spring, the breaking of Winter’s grip…

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We kids went to ease the loneliness for a moment, to share the waiting…

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Returning ‘home’ to the green of a fresh-born spring I was reminded again of how the cycling seasons pattern for us a hope that the dark seasons of life are not forever.  Spring does come. And it is all the more glorious for the long waiting!

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The willow outside our window has traded her drab dress for a garment of praise, a lovely thing that soothes snow-blinded eyes…

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Our King is on the move…His Kingdom is eternal.

–LS

“…weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Ps.30:5

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