08 November 2018

Second Thoughts ~ It Is All True

Greetings Dear Reader,

Today is one of those days where the winter cold is welcome and the dance of snow is longed for.  Eleven years ago, on this night I stood on the porch of my home in the Northern Midwest as fat flakes of new snow drifted down from God in a dance of beauty and grace.  I love snow.

Photo by Natalie Foley
What made that snow eternal was the thing it did for my Daughter, Christmas.  She had recently arrived from a world where nothing was true for her accept pain and hurt.  I had promised safety, love, and beautiful winter snow.  She stood on the porch in the dark that night as the snow was covering our driveway and lawn. 

Tears filled her eyes as she looked at me and said, “It is all true.  You do love me.  God loves me.  There is real hope.  It is all true.” 

We wept together as the snow continued to fall.  In answer to her prayer God sent her over 100 inches of snow that winter.  Even when other things crumbled it will always be true that the Father has used the weather to shower her with his love

We are the ones who fail each other.  We lose hope.  We forget that the Father has shown himself strongly to us and we leave behind the things he has for us that will make our lives better.  Sometimes we even leave behind our Father altogether thinking he is the one who is wrong.

Instead of clinging to the Father and the things he has already shown us we demand that he show us again.  We dance in our head instead of in his arms.  We forget the snow is a beautiful gift and curse it as we scrape if off our cars.

There is hope on this anniversary of Snow.  God loves my Daughter, Christmas far more than I can.  I love her.  There is snow in the forecast for her tonight.  It is all still true; we just do not always choose to believe it.

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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