It’s Cold Out There!

I have heard from more than a few people: “I am getting pretty sick of this snow and cold!” It’s true that cold is, for most, not as much fun as warm. My wife was just saying the other day how nice it is tell our children to put on flip flops and run out the door, rather than putting on the coat, hat, mittens, scarf, etc. In one sense, we have to face reality: We do live in northern Minnesota and it is February; you can’t expect 70s and sunny. In another sense, it has been a long time since we’ve had the kind of weather of which most of us are dreaming. The other day I thought for a minute I could almost smell freshly cut grass, and I sighed.

But the seasons are part of this world, put there by God. In Genesis 8:22 God says: “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Psalm 74:17 says “Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.” Therefore, to complain about winter is to complain about what God has set up. God says 1 Thessalonians 5:18, says however: “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Though I don’t always like the cold and the snow, I can thank God for a warm house and a car that works well, even on snowy roads. I can be thankful for living in a country with the technology to make warm clothes to wear outside, and for living in a county that does a fantastic job keeping roads cleaned up.

Warm weather is only a few months away, and I’m also thankful for that.