Don't you just love the Lord's creativity? It seems to me that there are few things more indicative of the Lord's vastness than the ocean and a snow covered earth. In my neck of the woods, we very rarely see real, live snow. in fact, it's usually sleet and ice and a wintery mix that graces our earth.
But, today the Lord decided to bless us with the beauty of a blanketed horizon. It's exquisite. In fact, as soon as I opened the back door to take the dogs outside this morning, snow quietly greeted me. Against my desires, I headed to school, survived the day (even with a Valentine exchange), and returned home. As I drove to the top of our mountain, as we lovingly refer to it, I could feel my mouth curving up in a grin as I realized that our home was just as I had left it. And, the snow was coming down hard!
I immediately dialed Brian and told him to hurry home, so as not to be out on the roadways when all the other evening commuters were navigating their ways. You see, here in the south, we have no idea how to live in snow. In fact, in many cases, an all out panic ensues from a small flurry of flakes. So, you can imagine why I didn't want my beloved out in the midst.
Brian heeded my warning and began to make his way home. However, when he reached our neighborhood, his journey had just begun. Brian drives a big truck, but that big 'ole thing couldn't pull its way up Steep Road. Brian, along with several other neighbors parked their cars and made their way up the hill.
So, here we are, all nestled together and watching and waiting as our land is constantly transformed to a beautifully pure masterpiece. What a picture of salvation! The once dirty land did absolutely nothing to transform itself, but it was only because of the pure white snow that it is transformed to a new creation.