When we lived in California snow was something pretty and exciting and we took the children to the nearby mountains to play in it. When we lived in Iowa we discovered that it could also be painful and destructive. We learned to survive it, not play in it.
It’s difficult this morning to think about much of anything except the weather and the cold and surviving the drive to work. Just the thought of walking from our door to the truck makes me want to crawl back under the comfort of my electric blanket. And yet…
We are just at the edge of this storm. Hundreds of thousands of people will not be able to leave their homes today. Others will literally die trying. People will be hurt. They will be hungry. They will lose money because they can’t work and there are no “sick days” for this situation. They will be stranded somewhere and missing other members of their families. Their homes will be damaged and their pets will die. We are blessed to just be in the discomfort zone. We are also blessed to have heat and food and reliable vehicles. So the Maurer household is cold but thankful this morning. We will do our best to survive graciously.
Please join me in praying for those who are less fortunate, especially the elderly, homeless, and sick.