For some areas hit by this snow it was an anomaly, places that rarely see snow were being hit the hardest. I wonder if people were able to see beyond the inconvenience and appreciate the beauty that was enfolding before us?
The landscape was being transformed into something pure and clean. Where once there was dirt, trash and even urban blight the scenery was covered to showcase the beauty we often don't see.
When all was covered with a blanket of snow our eyes could rest on the beauty of God's creation, we were allowed to view what was most precious.God has blessed us all with natural beauty that often goes unnoticed because all we can see are cars, buildings, strip malls & highways. During Advent, instead of scurrying around to malls & stores shopping for the 'perfect gift' we are called to rememeber that God has already given us the 'PERFECT GIFT' in His Son Jesus. Through Him we are washed clean, much like the landscape has been during this storm. While we may be dealing with internal storms he is there to 'carry us' and to bring us hope and love.
Before the street plows come through and erase the beauty of what surrounds us spend some time reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas and the 'Perfect Gift' you have been offered.
Let the Love of God fill your Heart.
Wishing you all the quiet peaceful moments to enjoy the beauty of the season. Merry Christmas to all!
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