Homeward Bound

Winter scenes from Tuckaway FarmIt’s a homegrown crystal cathedral. Branches are encased in glassy ice, then frosted over for ethereal effect. The landscape is cold and windswept, harsh and lonely. A quick trek outside makes silent tears flow from squinting eyes, and a runny nose freezes to skin before tissues can be pulled from layered pockets by mittened fingers. 

Frosty fingers reaching toward heaven.Beauty warms in the midst of aching cold. Nature’s design — God’s handiwork — is exquisite and unmatched by human effort.

By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,
by understanding he set the heavens in place … ~ Proverbs 3:19

Paths through winterWe may traverse the countryside, forge new paths, retrace our steps a time or two. But there’s only one way that leads us home.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well.” ~ John 14:6

Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with them. John 14:23

Cozy farmhouse at Tuckaway FarmAnd as sweet and safe and loved as we feel here at home — in the midst of family, faithful companions and home fires burning — our final destination will be even better. It will be spectacular, mind-boggling, unfathomable …

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going. ~ John 14:1-4

On a hill far away in winter.

Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. ~ Luke 9:23


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