Friday, January 04, 2008

Another cold one, but it's so lovely

It's so cold here again this morning -- the sun is fully up and very bright (down here you can feel the sun's warmth even in the winter months) but it's still only 16 degrees. I wish the camera could capture how beautiful it is outside, though -- there is a heavy frost that has covered everything with ice crystals, and with the sun shining so dazzlingly, everything is sparkling. It's gorgeous. I have loved jewels ever since I was a little girl (what woman doesn't, right?!) and the "diamonds" of a frosty morning still give me a little thrill, even after thirty years of seeing it! The beautiful scenery outside (which I am enjoying from inside my cozy house, through the window, by the way) made me think of the book of Job (38:29, 30), where God, reminding Job of His limitless power, asks Job the rhetorical questions
"From whose womb has come the ice?
And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth? "Water becomes hard like stone,
And the surface of the deep is imprisoned."
"Then Job answered the LORD and said, "I know that You can do all things,
And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted."


Josh said...

16 degrees? Why do people live so far north?

Anonymous said...

Good scripture!! Groovy Pops