One snowy Sunday morning, this deep south state was blanketed in snow. Now if you are from almost anywhere else 1-4 inches of snow is really not a blanket. But from here, if it covers the grass, we consider it a blanket.
The sky above was white and the earth below was white. For the most part, everything was quiet as those in our house were beginning to awaken. I silently stepped out the door to take early morning photos – before tracks, snowballs, and a snowman were imprinted on the snow.
Little ones and big ones alike threw snowballs and built a snowman. All morning long was spent in this merriment. With the onset of lunch everyone gathered indoors to warm up – outside and inside. Little ones could not sit still long enough to eat. The desire to play was much too great. So with a hurried pace they ate their meal and returned to enjoy the snow, as big ones watched from sliding door.
But as the day passed the sun game out to reveal a glistening snow. As the cold wind blew and ever so quickly the playground began to melt away. We all agreed that even though it only came to pass, it was great fun even though it did not last.
Many things are like that in our lives as well. They have not come to stay, they have come pass. Some are good things, some are not, yet the choice is up to us. Hang on to the good, learn from the difficult, rejoice in the trials – these are the things taught by our Lord. What will we take away from the things that come into our lives?