By Brad Campbell –
Just a thought to help start your week.
The events of the past few days have brought upon our area of west-central Alabama some of the deepest and prettiest snows we have seen in several years, with as much as 8 inches of the stuff in places and hundreds of folks without electricity for over 48 hours with temps in the twenties.
My brother-in-law and I had to make a trip to Birmingham in it. Suffice it to say we do not recommend doing that – ever. You can see an example of just one of our county roads in my picture. Trees were bowing to meet each other in the middle of the road.
One of the neatest things about snow is that it blankets everything dirty and makes it look new, bright, and beautiful. But one difficult thing about the snow is that it can become very heavy, causing things to bow and break, and bringing on new burdens of uncomfortable and perhaps dangerous situations.
We are now just two weeks from Christmas, the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the One Who came to wash us white as snow and cover a multitude of dirty things in our lives with His forgiveness, grace, and mercy. He also comes to ease those heavy burdens, even the burdens of those who have already been washed white as snow, but who some days feel bowed over beneath the weight of the world’s responsibilities on their shoulders.
When the sun shines, the snow melts. When the Son shines in your life, those burdens melt away. As you enjoy your Christmas season, thank God for the beautiful snow, but also for the fact that the Son will shine again!
Just a thought.