Monday, January 23, 2012

An Unexpected Icy Sanctuary

    The morning started out pretty rough. I was taking my life in my hands just walking from my door to the car this morning when I left for work. All the left over snow and ice on the ground was now blended beautifully in a glaze of gleaming ice.It was cold but just warm enough to rain and the sun wasn't out yet. I glided my way to the car and managed to get it turned out to the road which was clear and just wet....whew! I  didn't  fall! (I'm sure I was a humorous site to behold...I am not  known  for  being graceful!)
   As the day went on, it warmed up to something like 60ish degrees! Then the sun came out and it was gorgeous! On my lunch break, I ran a few errands and had my car window down! It's January! Pennsylvania! On my way home, it was raining...the sky was dark, but the sun was shining from somewhere behind me..."there has to be a rainbow" I I drove  over the top of the hill heading into  town, I saw it...a beautiful  rainbow...I wished I  was at home out on the  ridge where we see youngest son Colton took a couple of pictures for me  so I could see that it was in fact a full double favorite!  (....and just as soon as we can figure out how to get those pictures off his ipod i will upload them LOL)
   I love that God's  word tells us it is a sign to remind us of His faithfulness, and  I can't help  but feel like  it's  a  big  warm  hug from my Heavenly Father when I see one.

   I wanted to post the beautiful pictures I took on Sunday. I was home from church sick. When I woke up, the house was quiet since my family went to church. When I looked out my bedroom window, the sun was just beaming off everything! A thick coat of ice blanketed everything! But I could see that the sun was warming it all and water was dripping everywhere. I had to get my camera before it was all gone. I must have  been a sight...Pj's...rubber boots...bedhead...Good thing I live in the boonies!
   The fresh air did me good... I felt terrible all weekend, and  hated to miss church, but God and I had a moment  like we often do.... out in his beautiful creation.
   With as warm and beautiful as it was today, there are no traces of the ice-ing we had. But here are some of the pictures I took in the glistening sanctuary right outside my door. God is faithful to meet us where we are and speak to us in a way he knows will touch us. God loves each of us in a personal way...He knows your love language and He will speak to you just have to listen.

....Here is how He spoke to me :)

"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 as crimson, they shall be like wool.
Isaiah 1:18

Leave a comment and share  how God spoke to you recently...I would love to hear about it!


Anonymous said...

I love the old hymn "White As Snow." Those are some beautiful pictures. God's handiwork in nature is amazing.

Tami AKA My Kid's Mom said...

Wonderful pictures - I especially like the old bell!

Kellie said...

I love the pictures:)