Friday, January 13, 2012

Baby It's Cold Outside

We knew it would arrive eventually.
Despite the mild temperatures and lack of snow of the beginning of the week, of course the weather would turn. Winter insists on showing up today with below zero wind chills and blowing snow.

It's not a day I want to trudge out to the kennel. Fortunately, it's not a day the kennel dogs (nor my own) wish to dawdle outside for very long either. I'm glad we can agree on this.

Why are we so surprised that winter is acting like winter?

It's easy to ignore the calendar until the weather forces us out of our fantasy. It's mid-January - of course it's cold!

So often we deceive ourselves. I'd like to think that I've got myself together pretty well. Then not two days ago, I blurted out something in a rude and ill-timed manner.

It's a reminder that I can pretend all I want that I'm Christ-like, only to realize that the only way I can truly be is to cling more and more to Jesus.

Maybe you needed reminding too.

1 comment:

  1. A comment was made to me recently during a discussion about some people dropping off unwanted cats at a rescue shelter. I was the one dealing with these people but had told the director that the lady had a poor attitude and was getting frustrated with our drop-off policy. Then 1 of the people listening to our conversation stated "oh and that women is supposedly a Christian" I replied, "well christians lose their tempers too" Which was the end of conversation. It is too bad that some folks expect "christians" to be "perfect" just because they "believe" I can sympathize with all "christians" that struggle to be "Christ-like" Its too bad that some just don't understand. (and YEP winter has arrived!)