The last few days here in Oregon have brought many inches of beautiful snow. Like clumps of down falling from the sky, snowflakes have united to create a deceivingly inviting blanket of ice.
Thousands of people were days without power. Trees have fallen over, uprooted by the weight of the snow. Others received an untimely pruning of branches, both huge and tiny.
At the same time, children have been out building snow-people and igloos, undaunted by the ice, knowing that a warm home awaited whenever they were ready.
And I am reminded of God’s precious promises.
As the hymn says, “Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow!”
But this is the one I especially cling to right now:
For as the rain cometh down,
and the snow from heaven,
and returneth not thither,
but watereth the earth,
and maketh it bring forth and bud,
that it may give seed to the sower,
and bread to the eater:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:
it shall not return unto me void,
but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
The Lord has promised that His Word will not return unto Him void! Our job is to sow it. Spread it far and near. As we are about to begin another new year, be not dismayed, but look forward to the mighty things God wants to do for the children through you.
By His grace and power, may we be bountiful sowers in the year ahead!
I have prepared this free, inspirational desktop wallpaper as a small gift to you. I pray that you are inspired and encouraged as you think of God’s beautiful promises this winter.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)
The standard version is at the top of this post. Here is the wide-screen version: