This is my favorite tree on our land. It was even more awesome blanketed in snow.
Can you see the snow on the shore across the lake?
The temperature here was in the 70s this weekend, and the trees started to bud. It was 80 degrees on Monday, and the Bradford pears started flowering. It's so strange to see the flowers covered with snow....And every thing in time and under heaven finally falls asleep.
Wrapped in blankets white, all creation shivers underneath.
Still, I notice You when branches crack
And in my breath on frosted glass.
Even now, in death, You open doors for life to enter.
You are Winter...
And every thing that's new has bravely surfaced, teaching us to breathe.
And what was frozen through is newly purposed, turning all things green.
So it is with You, and how You make me new
With every season's change.
And so it will be, as You are recreating me...
---Every Season by Nicole Nordemann
Thank you, Lord, for recreating me. Thank you, Lord, for the beauty of Winter and the promise of Spring.