“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”
Genesis 8:22 ESV
So often, winter to me feels far too long. I long for spring and the new green. Birds return and life returns to the Canadian prairie and parkland. But winter is a season in good time just as the creator intended. Depending on where we live, some of us endure a lot more cold than others, building endurance and creating a very strong appreciation for the first warm days of spring and the heat of summer. The almost complete silence of a cold day in winter can be exhilarating just as easily as the raucous noise of a spring slough come alive with birdsong. Maybe “endurance” is the wrong word, how about “gratitude”??
[Sigma DP2 Merrill]