It's not just that it's cold, we haven't seen much of the sun, either. My sunglasses have spent most of the last 3 months sitting on my car's console, thanks to largely overcast skies. It's enough to drive this reasonably sane woman directly to the loony bin.
However, I'm finding solace in memories of another winter. It was a winter when my spirit was overcast, but the sun continued to shine brightly virtually every day. As the days turned into weeks, and the weeks into months, I began to find comfort in the heavens as each evening, I drove home with a full view of the most incredible sunsets.
It was like a surprise from God waiting for me at the end of each day, just to show me that each day could get better. I began to look forward to that drive, wondering how it was possible for each sunset to be even more beautiful than the one from the day before. Some days they were fiery orange, others were filled with pinks, lavenders, and blues. They were all glorious.
They say beautiful sunsets are caused by the angle of the sun and the scattering of light that causes the brilliant colors. I know better. They're notes from God filled with love.
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! ~ I John 3:1