“He launches His promises earthward —
how swift and sure they come!
He spreads snow like a white fleece,
He scatters frost like ashes,
He broadcasts hail like birdseed —
who can survive His winter?
Then He gives the command and it all melts;
He breathes on winter — suddenly it’s spring!“
Beneath every blanket of snow, the earth prepares for new life. Deep within the soil, seeds break open and roots take hold. Stems begin their steady climb.
Through window panes, we may not see it though. We tire easily of winter, and we stir in anxious anticipation of spring.
Yet, winter holds a beauty all its own. A quiet kind of beauty. A beauty of stillness and waiting.
With frost-filled air and tree limbs bare, the winter season bequeaths to us an invitation to be still, to behold wonder, and to listen to the quiet.
Our souls yearn for it too. We instinctively long for something more than the frenzied rush that marks each day.
Stillness is the requisite for readiness.
To be ready for new life, we must still our bodies and quiet our minds. We must lean in close to hear Him speak as we read His Word.
And when we least expect it, the ice melts and the cold gives way. The waters flow. All at His command.
New life begins as He turns our winter into spring.
Bev @ Walking Well With God says
Oh what beautiful scripture…praise to God for His lovingkindness. Thank you for the reminder that “stillness is the prerequisite for readiness.”
Wonderful scripture for a snowy March Sunday in Minnesota! I pray for the wisdom to see and recognize the opportunities in my life to be still, lean in and know that he is God.
Yes, in the quiet of winter i have rested. Sorted through some things, cleared my mind & sought simplicity. And now, as spring dawns, i am ready for spiritual awakening and renewal of grace. Amen!
Beth Williams says
Yes Winter is a time for stillness and reflection on what was and what is to be. God will do anything to get our attention and have us be still and revere Him to hear His voice and speak with us.
I enjoy a little winter respite from the hustle and bustle of fall. Also the quiet before rush of spring comes in. Spring will bring renewal and refreshing. It awakens my soul to ALL that God is!
Have a blessed Sunday!@
Thanks for the encouragement
I love this scripture. True for our lives as well.
This is so wonderful and peaceful. Praise the Lord.I love this.