What is it about the silhouette of bare. black branches against a gentle winter morning sunrise?
What is it about the glitter-like sparkle of new fallen snow?
What is it about the heart warming feeling of a young child’s arm thrown around your neck and their soft cheek pressing into yours?
What is it about the scent of freshly baked cinnamon rolls, cooling on the table, waiting to be devoured?
What is it about the exquisite beauty of an intricate flower blooming in mid winter in my sun room (more beautiful then any of Solomon’s clothing)?
What is it about the seasons, each one so different and unique in a small mountain town, and the speeding up of their passing as time goes by?
To me, it is all about the wonderful handiwork of our Heavenly Father, who delights in blessing His children with good things!
So then, what are trials, hardships, abuse, deep sadness, and seemingly impossible-to-get-through situations all about?
They are our opportunity to turn to our Heavenly Father, lean into His goodness and blessing and say “I trust you Lord in the good times and bad. You, who are always faithful, are holding me tight and You will get me through this!”
I can tell you – it works!