It’s getting toward the end of January now; the dead of winter.
Here in Illinois it can get pretty cold. Some days it’s downright nasty in fact. It is usually dark, cloudy, wet, icy and foreboding…
Who wants to be outside when the wind chill is well below zero?
When you look at your house while standing on the icy sidewalk, when you’re shoveling the snow and you can’t feel your legs, your face is burning with cold and your back is letting you know that it doesn’t like all the lifting of weight… and you take a longing glance at the house, the house sure is inviting.
Inside it’s nice and warm and comfortable. There isn’t any snow or ice in there either!
When you think about it, this just might be a kind of metaphor!
Our world is often a dark, cold and dangerous place. It’s often dog eat dog, watch your back and watch your step… and when you’re stuck out there and take a look back at the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ you kind of wonder what you’re doing out there.
When I have to shovel snow, I really look forward to going back in the house; when I find myself out in the dark world, I run back to Jesus’ arms.
How about you?