The life of small hands, a big heart and a burning desire to see the world know LOVE in an intimate way... And the adventures and life lessons along the way.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Winter makes me think of santification. When we go through those seasons when we feel so distant from God and from others, like the cold chill of that north wind when it hits your neck because you forgot your scarf in the rush of the morning. The long dark nights make me think of the times we spend in agony longing for more of Him begging and pleading and seem to have no response. But then occasionally, like the falling of the snow, there is refreshment a response, although sometimes hard to swallow, still its something, he is refining and purifying us. The dreary days seem so much like the days when we are under heavy attack and are very aware of it and fighting back, oh but oh good the rest is when we rest in the Lord and take hold of the peace he gives. The stars seem so much brighter this time of year, small simple reminders of His goodness!! But the spring time comes and the sun stays up longer, the flowers bloom and it gets a little warmer. The fruits of your labor show you glimpses of themselves, you are captivated by the Lord and lavished in his love and you recognize it, just like the warmth of the sun on your cheeks. What a beautiful season that winter is, while it may be hard, it is one of equipping and preparation. A season that really shows where your heart truly lies. ...