Precious Gift of Christmas Poem

Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. The dishes were done and  the presents unwrapped and all settled in for a long winter’s nap. When what to my wondering eyes should appear but a vision of snowflakes in the window so near.

“Isn’t that lovely,” I said with a smile. Snowflakes remind me of the newborn Christ child. No worries, no cares, just floating about covering the ground like a soft white cloud. Snow reminds me that each day is new, and that Jesus came for me and for you.

He covers our flaws like the fresh fallen snow. So blameless we draw near to the God we all know. He washes us clean and gives us new birth, just as snowflakes cover the earth.

Snow flurries subside and the sun shines so bright. God’s love is for and to all a good night!

Happy Twelve Days of Christmas and may you see each new day as a precious gift. Until next time, keep looking up!

White as Snow

What an unexpected surprise this afternoon! Snow. It’s so beautiful. I love watching the flakes float gently down from the sky and the blanket of white that slowly covers the rooftops. Snow always reminds me of my Heavenly Father’s love, gentleness, and forgiveness.

Isaiah 1:18 says “Though your sins be like scarlet, I will make them white as snow.”
It is a promise to me that no matter what I have done, or said, or how I have behaved the Lord’s mercies are new everyday and he is more than willing to forgive me.

Psalm 103:12 says “as far as the east is from the west, so far he has removed our transgressions from us.” The Lord holds nothing against me because He understands where I have come from and what I have gone through. He understands.

He knows my hurts, my sorrows, my errors in judgement and still He loves me – unconditionally. How great it is to feel the gentle arms of my Heavenly Father wrapped around me on a snowy afternoon. “I have loved you with an everlasting love” (Jer. 31:3).

The Lord wishes to cleanse us from all unrighteousness and he is faithful to complete the work he began in each of us. Snow is his reminder that although he is in the process of cleansing us, He still sees us through the eyes of love. And that, my friends, is how we need to see each other.
Until next time, keep the faith and keep looking up!

The Sign of Snow

This morning as I look out my window, the sky is puffy and white and the snowflakes are softly floating through the air. Some might look at the snow and see it as a nuisance, an interference in their plans and schedules. I see it as a sign.

A sign, you ask? Of what?

A sign to slow down. To sit back by my fireplace, with a cup of hot tea, and maybe a book, a pet, or a loved one close by. The gym will always be there, so will the stores, the shopping, the errands. After a hectic week on all fronts, I enjoy a snowfall on a saturday morning. The peace I feel watching the snowflakes fall to the ground is a welcome respite from the busyness of the week. To me, it’s a reminder from heaven to slow down and relax, to focus and perhaps meditate on what is really important in life.

As we rush through life, and worry and fret about the daily issues and annoyances, I remember Ps. 46:1 “Be still and know that I am God”. That’s all we really need to do, take some time to be still and listen. Enjoy the snow!

The Sign of Snow

This morning as I look out my window, the sky is puffy and white and the snowflakes are softly floating through the air. Some might look at the snow and see it as a nuisance, an interference in their plans and schedules. I see it as a sign.

A sign, you ask? Of what?

A sign to slow down. To sit back by my fireplace, with a cup of hot tea, and maybe a book, a pet, or a loved one close by. The gym will always be there, so will the stores, the shopping, the errands. After a hectic week on all fronts, I enjoy a snowfall on a saturday morning. The peace I feel watching the snowflakes fall to the ground is a welcome respite from the busyness of the week. To me, it’s a reminder from heaven to slow down and relax, to focus and perhaps meditate on what is really important in life.

As we rush through life, and worry and fret about the daily issues and annoyances, I remember Ps. 46:1 “Be still and know that I am God”. That’s all we really need to do, take some time to be still and listen. Enjoy the snow!