Sunday, January 24, 2010

Winter Beauty January 23, 2010

After an evening of freezing rain we woke up Saturday to a beautiful snow scene! The flakes were huge some as big around an a n egg! They were wet and heavy, the temps near freezing. They landed and clung to the ground, the trees and branches and each other. The result is a dreamy beautiful scene. Looking out into it can be deceiving however. Just past this tree, past my back yard, the conditions for travel are very dangerous. Ice beneath new wet snow makes for very slippery roads. Wet heavy snow on the highway (slush) can pull your car, make you lose control and put you in the ditch or worse. I am safe with my loved ones, tucked in our homes and so we appreciate the beauty of the storm.

Sin, can be like the winter storm. As an observer, it may look harmless, appealing, mysterious. Like the storm, it's dangers may be hidden. A friend of mine uses the phrase "slippery slope" when one flirts with sin. Like the icy roads of the storm, sin can pull us, drag us, and we find ourselves at the bottom. There are no "sin advisories" from the media like when a winter storm hits, but God has given us very clear warnings in the Bible as to the danger and the consequences of sin. Would that we study the Bible and listen to the wisdom therein.

I have on occasion, traveled during a winter storm. I've run into trouble, ending up in the ditch or stranded due to no visibility. Someone has had to come rescue me, so thankful I had someone to call (my hubby! we have a Wrecker LOL!.) The Bible says that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. He also tells us that we can call on Him to save us (my Savior, He died on a tree!)

Enjoy the beauty beware the dangers.



  1. Snow on bare branches make such a lovely picture.
    Blessings to you also.
    Sunny :)

  2. We experienced the same - it is beautiful... I've taken many pictures! It presently calm and rather warm but by evening another storm is predicted to come through. Stay safe.