Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The blessings of a blizzard

I was sitting in front of my fireplace, listening to the wind howl and studying my Sunday school lesson for Sunday. I came across this quote:

"The problem we face today needs very little time for its statement. Our lives in a modern city grow too complex and overcrowded. Even the necessary obligations which we feel we must meet grow like Jack's beanstalk, and before we know it we are bowed down with burdens, crushed under committees, strained, breathless, and hurried, panting through a never ending program of appointments." Thomas R. Kelly, A Testament of Devotion (Harper & Row, 1941)

Sometimes it takes an act of nature to force us to STOP and breathe. I think it is a reason that we like and enjoy snow days...when we can look outside and not see a single car on the road. And we feel the freedom to just sit, interact with others and catch our breath. May God teach us through these moments that we can have this freedom outside of a blizzard.

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