“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.”
This is the opening line and title of a classic Christmas song written in 1951 by Meredith Willson. The rest of the song has nothing to do with Jesus, but it brings the point home: IT SURE LOOKS FESTIVE OUT THERE.
Maybe it is because I am too timid, or maybe it is something else, but I am rather nervous about driving in the white stuff. So the family and I have stayed at the house (with one minor outing to the grocery store) for the past few days. Here are a few things to take away from the whole experience:
- Just when we are getting into a groove, when we think we have it all figured out, God can change our world. Remember that God is in control:
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. (James 4:13-17, NKJV)
- Though it may put a damper on your weekly plans and agenda, remember the following verse, this promise, when you look at the snow laden ground:
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. (Psalm 51:7, NKJV)
“Come now, and 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 be as wool." (Isaiah 1:18, NKJV)
A change in perspective leads to a change in direction.