Monday, March 18, 2013

IT'S MELTING

     When C. S. Lewis wrote that winter would never end while Narnia was controlled by evil, he immediately engaged the sympathy of every reader living where there are four seasons. Winter has its beauty and benefits. A deep layer of snow just before daytime temperatures begin to rise helps to produce more sap in the maples for syrup. Crops need the moisture from snow on the fields, and skiers and snowboarders love the white stuff. But the time comes, when it's enough... enough cold, enough snow, enough winter.

     Bulbs begin to sprout around the edge of the snow heaped on the gardens. Puddles replace icy patches on driveways and sidewalks. Water flows in open patches of streams and rivers. When a puddle makes me happy, I know I've had enough winter.

     ...in every way. I want what's happening in nature to take place within me as well. I want the warmth of God's love to melt away all the hardness of unbelief. I want to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 3:18, NIV) Like the transformation that happened when Aslan came to Narnia and the power of evil was broken, we have so much to look forward to in this next season. 

3 comments:

  1. Amen! Spring within and without... but having walked into a puddle last week chasing snowflakes, I'm still not so sure I like them :)

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  2. I can see you chasing snowflakes, my friend.

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  3. I lost a grandson about 5 years ago. His middle name was Aslan... and of course he was a very special soul.

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