Winter’s Warm Surprise


Never in my 38 years of life do  I remember a Midwest winter this warm.  It has been in the 80’s all week, and for this summer-loving girl, I feel so, so blessed. It’s amazing what a summer week in the middle of winter can do for your soul.  We had about 20 people in our neighborhood over last weekend for s’mores and a campfire, all of us giddy with joy like little kids, feeling we’d outsmarted winter’s dark days.

For those of you who live in warmer climates, I know it must be hard to relate, but summer in the middle of winter has awakened everything around me with light and joy.

Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights above.

Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.

Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.

Praise him, you highest heavens
and you waters above the skies.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for at his command they were created,

and he established them for ever and ever—
he issued a decree that will never pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,

lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
stormy winds that do his bidding,

you mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,

wild animals and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,

kings of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,

young men and women,
old men and children.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.

psalm 148:1-13

One thought on “Winter’s Warm Surprise

  1. Ruth says:

    Very well put Michelle. The beautiful weather that God has blessed us with has certainly revived our spirits. I too do not recall having this in March before. Love the scripture also. We need to remember to praise Him no matter what. Love seeing the world through your eyes.

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