If you are reading this, then you have survived Snowmaggedon 2011, The Snowtorious B.I.G., The White Death and whatever other dramatic phrasing that we have dubbed the great snow storm that hit many of us last night, the 1st day of February.
We scrambled to find shelter and shovels, as 24 estimated inches of accumulated snow swirl around us on its way to slowing our world to a stop. Watching our friends statuses buzz with comments on the joy of snow days today and the gratefulness of safe travels, and a warm fire, brings me inspiration. The busyness of life has been completely simplified and the complexity of choice has been singularly focused to staying indoors.
Unity of struggle against the elements had violence at an all time low and more families connected than any other non-holiday day. Our perspective was redirected from the hustle and bustle of weekday worries to watching the world get covered by God’s winter magic as he creates a wonderland.
I say wonderland, because we were forced to remember the most important things in life. I have not seen as many people more concerned for families and friends, since great tragedies like September 11.
I have yet to hear of great tragedies that occurred in this white washed world yesterday, but do not doubt that they happened. However, something that has been as unifying as this storm without the great tragic outcries of war, is an absolutely wonderful blessing.
Our freedom to get lost in everyday activities was blanketed. Our hearts tossed back on to those most dear. Whether we go to school… not a question. Whether we go to work…not for many a thought. Whether we do…became ‘weather’ we don’t.
We were issued a time out. Enjoy it. This for some is the first sabbath they have observed in years. This is a great opportunity to reset the jets as they cool. Refuel the tank while we hibernate.
Use today to redefine those relationships with those most dear.
Realign your priorities.
Hosea 6:3 NIV
Let us acknowledge the lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”
Thank you God for shutting us down for a while.
Happy Ground Hog Day
February 2, 2011 – around 7:25 am ET – Punxsutawney, PA .
Phil did not see his shadow and thus spring is just around the corner!
Let’s believe that!!!!