Come In From The Cold

Mar 2

“I can’t believe it! I just can’t believe it! I wish we lived in New York. It snows there all the time.”  My son could hardly contain his excitement over the large feathery flakes floating all around our car.  Such a sight is rarely seen this far south, so at the first glimpse of the white gold, we celebrate.  I have to admit, I was a little giddy myself.  “Do you think we have time to eat before it gets bad or should we just drive through somewhere?” I questioned my husband.  “We have time,” he smiled over my obvious over inflation of the wintry weather.


We settled for fast food and ate quickly, not so much as to avoid poor road conditions as to get outside to play.  We all walked in the door shedding church clothes, running to our rooms for play wear.  The first step outside chilled the nose and warmed the heart.  Snow continually fell – big flakes, little flakes, fat flakes, skinny flakes.  We danced and skipped through the slush and powder.  The kids made snowballs and tossed them this way and that, while I worked to dodge them and snap pictures with my camera. 


It wasn’t long before cold wet jeans rested like ice on legs, and tennis shoes were filled with frozen peas for toes.  We peeled off the wet layers we so eagerly put on not an hour before.  The kids whimpered at the temperature and scampered inside for dry clothes. 


We sipped hot chocolate and cuddled under blankets.  But after a short time of getting warm, Colin was ready to return to the frigid wonderland.  I begged him to stay longer, but eventually let him back out into the cold.  An hour later, he returned looking like a scraggly wet puppy at the garage door.  “Can you help me get my clothes off?  I’m too cold to move,” he told me.  It’s fun to play in the snow, but true satisfaction comes from returning home again. 


The world we live in can be a cold place, as well.  People toss careless words our way, and Satan prowls around looking for whom he can devour.  Unfortunately, we can’t stay in our homes all the time.  We must go out.  But when we venture into the chilly world, we need return home again.  Home is in the arms of our Heavenly Father.  He is our source of heat. 


Are your fingers and toes numb from the environment in which you’ve been living?  Maybe it’s time to come Home again.  It’s okay to venture into the unknown; He calls us to do that.  But don’t stay there.  Be sure to make regular trips Home to restore your warmth. 


Feeling a little chilly?  Join me by The Fire, there’s plenty of room for more.  


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  • Sue Feenstra Mar 2 at 5:23 pm

    A trick we do in MI…put a load of blankets in the dryer before you go outside (or go in 15 minutes before the kids and turn on the dryer). A warm blanket after a romp in the snow is as soothing as a call from a Godly friend with Bible verses that touch your own situation…I got that warm blanket today and I can’t tell you how soothed I am. “I’m praying for you” soothes me as well…I got both today!

  • Melanie @ This Ain't New York Mar 2 at 7:27 pm

    It is 81 degrees here today! What’s wrong with that picture??

    Have fun, fellow peach!!

  • Jean Stockdale Mar 2 at 10:29 pm

    Great Post. I faved you on Techno and linked to your site. I have taught BIble study to MOMS for 20 years and will share your blog with my sweet mommas. Thanks for what you are doing to advance the kingdom!

    I write to encourage moms in the fine art of Christian mothering. Stop by when you get a sec.


  • Mrs. Naz of All That Naz & Becoming Me Mar 3 at 1:54 am

    This was great, as always!! Wasn’t the snow a delight? I cannot believe so much fell! We got about 7 inches. Unreal!

  • Mrs. Naz of All That Naz & Becoming Me Mar 3 at 1:54 am

    This was great, as always!! Wasn’t the snow a delight? I cannot believe so much fell! We got about 7 inches. Unreal!

  • Mrs. Naz of All That Naz & Becoming Me Mar 3 at 1:54 am

    This was great, as always!! Wasn’t the snow a delight? I cannot believe so much fell! We got about 7 inches. Unreal!

  • Mel Mar 3 at 2:10 am

    we got snow too!!! and you are correct the world can seem cold and numbing!!!

  • Chatty Kelly Mar 3 at 2:50 am

    I just loved this! It was especially relevant to me in VA as we haven’t had snow in yrs and got 10″ last night! we’ve been in and out all day, freezing and warming up.

    The world is cold at times, but I’m so thankful for the warmth of being “on fire” for Jesus!

  • KelliGirl Mar 3 at 3:44 am

    We live near Phila. and we, too had a snow day today. I think about 8 inches. Even though I grew up seeing snow every winter, the magic and beauty of a snowstorm still shouts joy to my soul.

    Enjoy your blanket of white while it lasts!

  • Beth in NC Mar 3 at 3:37 pm

    Sounds like your kids really enjoyed it! I found some snow bibs for my daughter this year and they have kept her nice and dry (yay for Target!).

    What an awesome analogy.

    Bless you!

  • Xandra@Heart-of-Service Mar 3 at 6:37 pm

    It’s been fun reading about all the unexpected, unusual snow this week! Love the tie in as well…you always have a way with words!


  • Runner Mom Mar 3 at 6:43 pm

    I love your analogy with the winter weather that we shared! Awesome! Y’all stay warm!


  • Barbara Mar 4 at 1:13 am

    I just loved your entry and you have such a way with words..linking it to the warmth of our Father. You have so much to share…its so wonderful. Thanks for what you do.

  • Kimberly Mar 4 at 4:22 am

    What a beautiful analogy! How thankful I am for the warmth of our Father and that He always welcomes me in from out in the cold!

    Love you,
    K 🙂

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