I know I live in the South for a number of reasons. One is because the weather, as variable as it is, allows me to get outside in the daylight (i.e. sunshine) on a regular basis.
We started the day right – Steve, Amy (our niece who is visiting from TN), and I headed south to FBCJ. We prayed, sang two songs and left because the weather was starting up a good bit earlier in the area than really anticipated. So – come home, take a nap before lunch (honestly), fix lunch, take a nap after lunch, watch a little football, take another nap (doubtful sleep is going to come early tonight!), read some, play games on the computer, do some laundry, fix supper, and do notifications for work related stuff for tomorrow. And I am about to go NUTS with the gray overcast dreariness of it all!!
It seems to have momentarily stopped sleeting and freezing rain right now. I will personally be glad to head out tomorrow morning to cover as “essential personnel”. These type days always generate some sort of adventure and good, bad, or ugly, I seem to be at my best when I put on my “fireman’s hat” and head out to a battle. Hard to figure that one out.
It did occur to me between naps that God intends for us to have to “sit and wait” sometimes – not saying that is why He allows winter storms but from my life experiences, I have learned that the storms of life are the times we are most encouraged to “wait”. I think of this verse in these times: “For those who hope in the Lord (i.e. “wait on Him”) shall renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31). A little further over in Isaiah 43:1, we are further reminded to “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name and you are mine.” How comforting to be reminded in the ups and downs of life that we are HIS!
Be careful out there on the icy highways and byways and rest in Him.