I'm very pleased to have my daughter Bethany sharing with us what's on her heart this week.
Another snowy day. . . I was shoveling out my mailbox (which was completely buried) and the snow was coming down heavy. I was thinking about what a difficult winter this has been, and was having a hard morning even before I went out to shovel.
As I was outside, I started praying for peace. All of a sudden, the sun came out, the sky was turning blue, and the snow was letting up. I got my camera and walked around the yard, enjoying the sun sparkling on the snow, making it appear like diamonds. Looking closer at the snow, I could see the details of the snowflakes and realized how amazing and beautiful this world is.
I’m so thankful for all the beauty God gives us in this world. I truly enjoy having four seasons here in Maine (although I wouldn't mind a little longer summer). Winter here really is beautiful when you stop and take it in.
Watching the news last night, it was scary thinking about the world we live in now. It seems to be getting worse as time goes on. I’m thankful that I can feel safe in my cozy small town in Maine, and I’m thankful for God giving me peace when I ask Him for it.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.