Saturday, March 11, 2006
more on snow
And it's still snowing! We have at least a foot now, and it hasn't stopped since thursday night. We went for a walk in it tonight, and it was absolutely beautiful. The sky was orange (it does that when it snows) and I felt like I was in a snow globe with these big fluffy snowflakes falling all around me. God is beauty, and snow is yet another reminder of that. Seeing this side of Him always makes me want to live a beautiful life for Him. I'm glad He can help me set my life straight, or I'd always be... me. The snow always makes the world quiet. It's almost like an awed silence, an act of reverence for the purity and wonder falling from the sky. In silence the world is being transformed, all of the loud noises are cleared away. In life we need to be silent and allow God to act, to renew us. Quiet our minds, those ever thinking, ever analyzing minds of ours; be still and know that I am God. Be still, rest a while, let me do the work. When I quiet my mind, I see others around me. When I allow God to clear away the clutter I pile up, I see through to the eyes of people around me. God shows me the ones who don't know Him, He shows me how compassion is lacking in my life because I only see myself. Then, He gives me that compassion, and it's my choice of what to do with it.. I've begun to see people. It's easy for me not to, I prefer to keep to myself--protect the walls I work so hard to build. And then it snows, I start going to a prayer group focused on compassion for the people who don't know Jesus, so many little things all working towards changing me. Amazing.