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Are you having a cold, blustery winter like me? I look out at the snow and I wonder what use it could possibly be. It covers the roads and makes them slippery and dangerous. I hate when I hear sirens scream by and head down the interstate. When I hear them, I stop whatever I'm doing and say a short prayer for those who are in need of the emergency crew that is responding.
In spite of the dangers of winter, there are some blessings that come as a result of it. For one thing, the heavy snow that we receive up here in the north country blankets the ground and insulates plants from the many days and nights of below freezing temperatures - especially those temperatures that plunge below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Brr.
The snow is also beneficial to the many people who head out to the woods each spring in search of morel mushrooms. If we don't get a lot of snow, we won't have mushrooms.
The snow is also beneficial to my husband's paycheck. If we don't have a lot of snow, tourism comes to a halt. Since my husband is in sales - and receives commission checks - he desperately needs tourists. In the winter months, these tourists are mainly in the form of people who come here to snowmobile and ski.
The biggest blessing, for me, is that when a long, cold winter is over, spring rushes in and reminds me that winter doesn't last forever. The cold times in my life, those which are darkest and hard to endure, are here only for a season.
Thank you, Lord, for bringing spring after the winter. In You do I find comfort and warmth.