I’m sitting here in my living room on a lazy Saturday morning (thank God for lazy Saturday mornings) thinking someone parked a snow-making machine in the sky above my house and plugged it in. I’m not complaining…it is so gorgeous. Postcard material. If you click on the image, it will open in a bigger window, and you can see how beautiful it is and how lousy my photography is.
I’m thinking God must be so creative, and so delighted at small details of beauty. Things really do look so much more beautiful covered in snow.
I was thinking today how everything looks so bleak in November. Grey, dead, lifeless. And then God covers the lifeless things with something so spectacular. A blue December sky and bright day after a snow fall almost has no equal in beauty. And even a soft snow just-below-freezing morning like this is gorgeous.
Our lives are like that, aren’t they? When things are bleak and desperate, even lifeless, God can still send remarkable beauty into it.
I’m so glad Christmas lands in snow season. It’s appropriate, theologically. I’m so excited about Christmas this year. (If you are looking for great Christmas music this year, Sarah McLaughlin’s WinterSong from last year and Reliant K’s brilliant and hilarious Let it Snow Baby, Let it Reindeer are fueling my holiday spirit.)
But none of it takes away from the sheer beauty of it all. Enjoy the snow. And if you are one of the bloggers from the south reading this, pray for a blizzard. It’s good for your soul.