This winter has been particularly fierce with below freezing temperatures. There has been a great amount of ice, sleet and mounds of snow. Right after a snow storm, the landscape always looks so white and clean. There is something about softly falling snow that refreshes the air It's sweet smell permeates the air. Too cold for a walk outside, I just want to curl up and read a book for the day.
After one of our most recent snow storm, I did decide to go out for a walk. No cars were on the road and the sun was shining. It was rather warm. The silence was a touch of heaven. As I walked down the street I noticed several huge evergreen trees weighed down with snow and ice. The tree had survived harsh, below freezing weather.
This thought crossed my mind. What a great picture of a Christian's life. The Evergreen is forever green. The Christian has eternal life and is forever green. Trials and tribulations come into our lives, like the blustery winds of winter, often challenging the very foundations of our faith. Yet, the very life of our Lord in us keeps us 'forever' green, as we continue to mature and shed our needles.
I like to think that when our Heavenly Father looks down on His creation and sees the Evergreen, it reminds Him of His Bride that He is preparing for His son. She is alive, forever green, and healthy, amid the dead bare trees. Battered by trials and tribulations, amid the wintry storms of life, she stands strong and glorious. Resurrection life flows through her veins enabling Her to proclaim Her Bridegroom is alive, and coming again for Her soon.