I’m loving this really cold weather…especially while in front of the fireplace! Or when I go from house to the car in the garage and then get dropped off in front of the store. No, really, this season in western NC has been comforting and memorable as it’s been many years since growing up in the seasons of Pennsylvania and then many more in Florida. It’s amusing to watch my husband’s and son’s reactions to ‘a lot’ of snow….when it’s just a few flurries.
So the thought of ‘coming in from the cold’ brings random ideas to mind. Not just about low temps and cozy scarves, icicles and warm gloves.
I think of scripture that relates to our spiritual sense of comfort. The NKJV of Proverbs 18:10 says ‘The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.’ The NIV says this tower is ‘fortified’. Wow, who wouldn’t want to be in a strong, fortified tower when the storms of life come? Whether emotional or physical, don’t we all just want to feel safe and secure, looking out the ‘windows’ of our souls for help on the horizon?
Talking and texting with a couple of close friends recently, I am encouraged and blessed that these BFF’s have the faith and desire to cling to God in every aspect of life…every day.
It is my prayer that everyone can come in from the cold. Thoughts of the homeless as I cuddle under warm quilts…breaks my heart, causing me to cry out on their behalf. May we all find our way in from the harsh realities of this world…to that strong tower of the Lord. His arms are outstretched willing to enfold us in his comfort and care. Run with me!
And then walk with hinds’ feet…treadin’ on high places! (Habakkuk 3:19)