The roads in our neighborhood are still a little slippery & icy. Our front yard is still inches deep in #frozen snow. The trash truck hasn't come in 3 weeks and this morning, little tiny pebbles of snow fell as we walked to the bus stop.
Still, I love Winter. (I am very sorry for all of you who thrive on warmth & sunshine!) I know especially here in the #pnw, Winter can seem to last forever with it's dim, cloudy dreariness. But, I love the cold; I take my Vitamin D (mostly), I tolerate the shorter, darker days, and I love flannels, sweaters, boots and scarves!
And I'm #remembering (mostly; and working on) that every #season has it's purpose, and every season also does have it's end...He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Learning to embrace #here and #now is definitely a struggle for me. I grow tired and weary. I get discouraged and cranky. I lose vision and motivation. But everyday, He graciously sets before me reminders of Him: a flock of geese honking as they fly overhead, an unusual but sweet bird chirping from the forest, a fascinating little snowflake/pebble drifting from the sky. I have to choose to keep my wonder sometimes. I have to purpose to not lose #trust and #hope; but He makes it easier because I know #WhoHeis, and that #Heisfaithful. If you're struggling to see it, just look up. 🙄 Keep looking up. He is there. Always.