Since half our Country is having extreme weather conditions, many people found themselves housebound or headed home early. In having several conversations today, I realized many of them had a similar direction to them. Everyone moaning and complaining, saying how they are over this winter weather already.
It always strikes me as odd, that year after year we always seem to complain about the snow in the winter and the heat in the summer; and yet, we all know it is inevitable. It's the same year after year, and still our response is always one of disbelief.
I believe inclement weather in any season is Gods way of causing us to pause and appreciate the little things, which in reality, are daily blessings we take for granted. For instance, when we and our loved ones make it home safely in bad weather, we often hear ourselves giving thanks to God that we all made it home safe and sound as we should, but shouldn't we be giving that same thanks every night, even when the weather is perfect?
When an ice storm hits and we lose our electricity and then it returns, again we hear ourselves thanking our Father that our meat didn't spoil and that the heat is back on, but again should we not give thanks that we have these essentials and conveniences on a daily basis?
I guess the point I am making is that sometimes we forget to pause and give thanks for all the blessings we have on a day to day basis, and like any good Father our Heavenly Father needs to create something that makes us stop long enough to remember all the things we do have, as opposed to concentrating a lot of the time on what we don't.
We know that our Father will Always see to our needs, we will have want for nothing, as long as we remember who deserves the thanks and praise. So for myself I want to give thanks today for my many wonderful, enlightening conversations, and to the Holy Spirit for His gentle tap reminding me of the many blessings I receive daily, and the many friends who enrich my life in so many ways.
Did the weather or something else give you pause today? If so, I am sure we would all enjoy hearing about it. God Bless you all and keep you safe, and may God continue to hold you all in His loving embrace Patricia©