Now and then a day of snow; cold temperatures at dawn and dusk, relative warmth midday... that pretty much describes the way of winter in the mountains of Colorado this winter. Sunshine and blue skies outnumbered grey ones many times over. Except for those brief patches of snow and bitter cold the season has been kind to both man and animal.
With hunting banned in this area, the deer graze without fear in the woods and wide expanses of pasture land. Father God provides for the wildlife. At the lodge the horses and pets are sure to have plenty of food. Some folks may not be diligent looking after the creatures in their care, but our Lord never neglects His children. He has said that even if a mother could forget her baby, He will never forget us. (Isaiah 49:15)
At my usual snail's pace as I begin to learn something of God's love, I'm discovering that He takes joy in supplying way more than we need. In Isaiah 55:2 He says, "let your soul delight itself in abundance,) (NKJV)
If there is more than enough food for the mule deer and the horses, for us there is an extravagant supply of forgiveness for every sin, healing for every affliction, deliverance from every power of darkness, grace to cope with every difficulty, strength and wisdom to overcome every challenge - and through it all, His joy is available regardless of what we face.
Help us, Father, to rise above any mentality of lack, and to live in the fullness of Your abundant provision.