If you live on the East coast as I do, you're probably covered in a blanket of snow. Now, I am not a snow lover. I would prefer a warmer climate all year long. However, as I learned that my school and my sons' schools will be closed again tomorrow, I could feel my stress being replaced by comfort, peace and a fuzzy warm happiness. Rather than enjoying a four day weekend, I have ended up with a six day weekend!
I've been on my laptop almost every day this week trying to get something done for work. Something that was due tomorrow. Suddenly I have more time to complete this project. I've mentioned before that one of my classes is particularly challenging this year and that it has been draining me. Now I find myself with an unexpected break.
As I thought about this I realized that within this blanket of snow, God has given me a blanket of rest. Since I have been feeling distanced from him lately, I find it no coincidence that this blanket of rest is pure white. Just a gentle reminder from my Father as to what his Son has done for me.
If you're annoyed by this winter storm and all the closings and delays that it has caused, please know that He sees your weariness and your burdened heart. Find peace in the fact that God is offering you a chance to slow down and rest in Him. Take the time to offer up praise to the only One who can give this to you. Amen.