It's Snowing?



This morning we woke up to snow. Hey, it’s April 27th, it’s not supposed to be snowing. I know the order of the seasons and how it’s supposed to work. Springtime is a mix of rainy & cool days or sunny & warm days. Snow is not on the agenda.

We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist.

And yet…the snow is making me look at things in a new way. 

  I see the buds on the trees that I didn’t see yesterday.


I see the robin showing up clearly against the white snow.




But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright!


I look up and I see the sun trying to break through.

We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us.

The sun is full out now, on this morning of new things. I can see blue sky between the clouds. God invites me to see things in a new way, not just fall back on my boring expectations. The beauty and grace of living in Colorado is that we have a front row seat at the theater of the mystery of God! There are daily opportunities for us to rub our eyes, wipe off our glasses, look outside and see things in a new way. Not just the weather, but the people and circumstances around us.

I don’t normally see things the way God sees them…but I’m trying to keep my eyes open and wait:

But for right now, until that completeness (until I can see as God sees), we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of these three is love. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 The Msg

Thank you God, for mixing up the weather so I can put my expectations and fuzzy vision aside and see things in a new way as you shower us with your extravagant love!



9 comments (Add your own)

1. Kim wrote:
Thanks for helping me see this unexpected whiteness in a profoundly new way this morning, Vikki!

Mon, April 27, 2009 @ 10:29 AM

2. Goyal wrote:
We walk to school. It's like a 5-minute walk, 10 emnutis when you have to plough through the snow (like today) We had more snow yesterday. We're all pretty much done' with it now.Yoram likes school, only he has trouble making friends still and feels all alone. I'm pretty sure he is exaggerating, he's very good at that. The long days are a bit too long for him and it will probably take a while before he gets used to the routine. The upside is he's eating better (not alot though) and sleeps better (not alot more either), but at least we're gaining a little on these 2 things

Thu, April 12, 2012 @ 4:24 AM

3. Juan wrote:
Peter, Peter, Peter!We do have winter in CA (although this is the most uusnual winter I can remember and I was born & raised here). First off, the color of the light changes. It changes through the seasons rather dramatically if you shoot color (esp. color film). Then each area of CA has their own little weather things to tell us that the season has changed. In SF it's the wind. The wind dies down in the fall and thru the winter unless we are having a storm (a sudden wind tells us a storm is coming, a lack of wind in late summer/early fall tells us an earthquake maybe coming). We have cold rain. Warm rain is a weird thing for us Californians. We also have a false spring that usually occurs around Valentines day. On my street the cherry blossoms arrive and then just as suddenly we have a rain storm to spread the blossoms all over the street!The change of seasons is subtle in CA. Perhaps a bit like a MySQL db that's usage has increased, you may not notice that its slowing down if you're not looking for it and suddenly it hits everyone that the db is slow. That's kinda like CA seasons.

Thu, January 10, 2013 @ 12:30 AM

4. Ramya wrote:
Love all the pictures. You did a great job this week and idroons doesn't have to ever mean "not as good". So, be a reptile for a while and enjoy those cute little ones. Just keep taking pictures for them!

Thu, January 10, 2013 @ 12:42 AM

5. Thuat wrote:
Oh, you got a lot more snow than me. We only got about half an inch here. I was in Providence Sat night and it was so pretty to see the snow with all the city lihtgs.

Thu, January 10, 2013 @ 12:49 AM

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