“Out of the south comes the storm, And out of the north the cold.
From the breath of God ice is made, And the expanse of the waters is frozen.
~ Job 37:9-10
It is cold and rainy, but they’re calling for lots of snow. My youngest sister told me they made a quick trip to the store to stock up on necessities. She lives in Tennessee, and says snow in her neck of the woods means general panic and mayhem.
Not here. In Ohio it’s common. We accept our fate. Further north, where lake effect snow is usually measured in feet instead of inches, they don’t blink an eye. They’re ready.
Are we ready?
Can we really be ready for the storm?
We must fortify ourselves against cold that permeates souls and freezes spirits. We must trudge through the heavy drifts and march toward a cleansing thaw.
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall
be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”
~ Isaiah 1:18
“As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.”
~ Hosea 6:3
Winters can be harsh.
Sapping our strength, lasting what seems like forever. But spring comes to renew us … always.