We get an occasional frost during wintertime, but hardly any snow. The last snowfall was in 2010. It barely covered the ground and was gone the same day. A more substantial amount fell in 1996 which was one to three inches and for a record of six inches we have to go all the way back to 1895.
Most of you may brush that off as being nothing, but for our neck of the woods having snow in the forecast is a big deal. It is exciting and scary at the same time. The kids are out of school, businesses close, traffic is practically non-existing and power outages are the order of the day.
Well, it didn't work out as we had hoped. Our world was white, but it was not thanks to the snow. It was due to sleet, and temperatures in the teens made for a slippery, dangerous situation. It still was pretty though and worthy of some pictures.
We were not confronted with a power outage and stayed toasty warm inside, while admiring the bitter cold scenery outside which unfolded before our eyes.
Life has its own way of throwing us a curve ball, or snowball in this case. We may not always like to go out in the cold, plowing through heaps of snow, and/or taking on the icy, dangerous conditions, but we may have to and be better off for it in the end.
We don't have to go through the ordeal alone; God is with us every step of the way!
"For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater,