Last night driving to church was an adventure. Blowing snow, icy streets and lots of cars made for a very slow trip. My 20 minute drive became 45 minutes of alertness and prayer, “angels, don’t let anyone slide into me and don’t let me slide into anyone.” I’m glad I left early. I arrived in the parking lot at 7:00pm, I made it on time!!!
This morning the sky is so beautifully Colorado blue and the snow is a clean, bright white.
I sat with my cup of tea (see previous post) looking at my back yard. There were three Mule deer enjoying our hospitality. Momma was eating off the Pinion pine and one of the young ones, born last year, was munching on a Yucca plant. The other young one was still curled up from the night.
When there is snow on the ground it is easy to tell where the deer have bedded down, just look for the oval bare spot.
It was such a contrast from last night’s tense drive on icy roads.
It makes me think of the times when we have had a rough day and we know we have blown it. We know that it was a day that we were not pleasing to the Lord. Not that we did some huge, horrible sin but we know we could have done better. The argument with one of our children just before they went to bed and then the disagreement with our husband about how we handled the situation. Those are the icy road, blowing snow days.
But God is so gracious to us, His Word tells us:
Yet there is one ray of hope: his compassion never ends. It is only the Lord's mercies that have kept us from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his loving-kindness begins afresh each day. Lam 3:21-23 TLB
MERCY! Thank you Lord for your daily mercy, we so badly need it.
And he doesn’t stop at mercy. He always gives more.
His anger lasts a moment; his favor lasts for life! Weeping may go on all night, but in the morning there is joy. Psalms 30:5 TLB
JOY! He promises us joy in the morning!
What a wonderful God we serve. He knows our painful stumbling and provides the balm of Gilead to heal.