Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The snow lays deep and silent...

The sky is chilled and gray...

The birds that graced my garden..

Have swiftly flown away.

The tire swing hangs idle...

The yard is still and white.

Thank goodness for the Christmas Time

That makes our whole world bright.
I just shoveled the driveway and it was cold outside! I went outside before most of the household  was up to get a headstart before everyone left for work. At first, I grumbled a bit. "Winter. Blah." Then I noticed how still and quiet everything was. I prayed as I shoveled, for my family, for my sister who's husband is in hospital, for her family, for the neighbors, for my son at college, for my in-laws. By the time I was done, I felt wonderful. So wonderful, in fact, that I grabbed my camera so I could share some of it with you.

Isn't Christmas a special time? What a great God we serve. I think the secret in attitude change this morning, was that I called on Him and took my focus off my own little life and all its problems and thought about others.

"Let the glory of the Lord endure forever; Let the Lord be glad in His works; He looks at the earth and it trembles, He touches the mountains and they smoke. I will sing to the Lord as long as I live, I will sing praises to my God while I have my being." Psalm 104:31-33

1 comment:

  1. I like your picture poem! Very nice! Great scripture verse too!!! Yay for a white Christmas!