Thank God for Winter?

I would love to hold onto Fall for another 4 months and skip winter altogether, but with the weather turning very cold and snowstorms predicted, I guess that isn’t going to happen. Anyhow, amidst the shivers, I can console myself in the fact that spring, summer, and another beautiful fall will come again. I just have to be patient!

I know you snow fans and skiers are happy for the winter, but for me (while waiting for that warmth to reappear), I remind myself that God made both summer and winter, so we need both. He knows what His Creation needs most in whatever part of the world they live:

Ps 74:17: Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.

I also warm my inner being in the fact that winter demonstrates the Truth of God’s Word as given to Noah shortly after the Flood:

Ge 8:22:  While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

That certainly has been a true promise. I am thankful that God promises to take care of what we need. That includes the seasons. Seasons for planting, season for harvesting, (and a season for eating—like during this Thanksgiving/ Christmas season).

How would you like to wake up one day that is in mid-summer heat and the next day find it is the coldest of colds.  Or what if the morning rolls out and the sun is gone-there is no day? That doesn’t sound so good.

I thank Him for the order and predictability of what He has made. I thank God for the Truth of His Word. Therefore, I thank God for seasons – including winter!

Dave Nutting

Got something to say? Go for it!

Read more:
Home Again

We often talk about “road time,” because that’s when we are “out there” speaking and connecting with people, but what about “home time?” Of course, when you first get home,...

A Windy Night

It was sure windy the other night with one of those notorious March winds. I couldn't sleep even though it was late so I thought that I may as well write! Earlier,...