a winter wonderland
sing for joy
unveiling their frailty,
revealing their beauty,
and declaring their
to the Son
“Momma, I don’t feel like myself today.”
We all have days when we feel out of sorts. A Sunday morning at home always leaves me feeling like something is missing. Due to the snow and ice, the girls had been home from school for a week, and we were all going a little stir crazy. And then church was cancelled, too. That, alone, always leaves me feeling a bit “off”.
“Baby, neither do I…” I lovingly told my daughter. “We are all a little stir crazy and out of our normal routines.”
Since church was cancelled, I decided to take a long walk. The girls and I bundled up and headed out. We didn’t say a word to each other. We walked in silence as we took in the ice-transformed landscape. All we could hear was the sound of ice crackling, water dripping, and birds singing. It was nature’s symphony, and it was breathtakingly beautiful.
I am so thankful that I don’t have to be at church to be in His presence. I am thankful that I don’t even have to utter a word to spend time with Him. It’s usually me that’s doing the singing on Sunday mornings- what a treat it was to hear His creation singing for joy! It was the perfect time for me to be still and silent before Him. He knows just what we need to feel His peace again. He is always faithful to meet us wherever we are- and He did just that on our ice-walk!
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
Let all creation rejoice before the Lord…