Tuesday, January 22, 2013
This morning in the midst of getting my girl up, fed and dressed, and trying to make a plan for a busy day ahead that is at the mercy of the snow squalls happening outside, I was drawn to pause by the morning light. We have gotten lots of snow the past few days, and it is forecast to keep coming. As the dark of early morning slowly started lightening up, I had to pause to notice the beauty. Snow piled high on the deck, untouched in the yard, hanging heavy on tree branches. Snow a blueish-grey in the early morning light. It was so beautiful. I was reminded of Matthew 6 where Jesus speaks of the flowers in the field, which God so magnificently clothes with no effort from themselves. How Jesus declared their beauty to far surpass the clothing made by human hands. This winter morning blanket of snow is more beautiful and worthy of my attention than a lot of the other things I could choose to spend my time on today. And though my day must move on, I paused to appreciate God's handiwork this morning.