Advent Snowglobes (Day 14)

(Posted to Facebook and Instagram December 12.)

This Frosty was given to me in 2001, and over time, obviously, he has undergone changes! Gone is the gentle, comforting music and the graceful dancing of a snowman. That's been replaced with the frenetic music and spinning he now offers. Two thoughts today: 1. Does your Advent/Christmas season feel like this too? So busy and fast that everything just blows past? 2. Frosty is wearing sunglasses, which reminds me of this awful Spring-like weather we've had this week. Even the word SNOW SNOW SNOW is repeated all the way around the base of the snowglobe! Thankfully, changes are coming tonight and winter will return. At any rate, even Frosty's light-speed rate, hear these words of promised renewal: "The time is surely coming, says the Lord, when the one who ploughs shall overtake the one who reaps, and the treader of grapes the one who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it. I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit. I will plant them upon their land, and they shall never again be plucked up out of the land that I have given them, says the Lord your God" (Amos 9:13-15). Slow down, rest, and be open to the great things the Lord is doing.