Sunday, January 9, 2011

On waiting and being prepared. . .

At this very moment, a huge winter storm is headed our way. School has been called off for at least tomorrow. We have heeded the warning and spent the weekend preparing. .lots of milk. . 6 gallons in the fridge to be exact. I have stocked up on plenty of food and since the storm called for ice I bought food that could even be cooked on the grill should we lose power. My dad searched on a scavenger hunt all over our campus for their old generator. It ended up in a storage room at the end of our field. . too heavy for Jon to load on his truck so he and the kids actually rolled it to our house. Yes. The length of a football field. Gas has been bought to run it, the firewood is stacked in the carport. All of the laundry is drying just in case. (I grew up on this campus and lived many a snow storm without power) I wanted to be prepared.

As I mentioned in my post about Christmas, I love the snow. I am literally like a kid at Christmas when it arrives. I don't know what it is about it. . the world is just, well. . prettier. How can brown trees and dead winter grass become so beautiful so instantly? I can't fathom a Creator that created it. To me, it is a gift from Him. . a reminder of what he does to our sins. Isaiah 1:18 says, "Come now, let us reason together, " says the Lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool." What a beautiful reminder of what He does for us.

I also was thinking tonight on waiting for the return of Christ. . am I ready, am I ready for Him to come back to take us home? Just like the example in the New Testament, we don't know the hour or the day, but we must be prepared. Today at church was "Good News" Sunday. A day to reflect on testimonies of fellow church members that testified to the Holy Spirit working in their lives to bring them to Jesus. One was a sweet lifelong friend. As I listened to their stories. . I thought of all Jesus has done to prepare us. All of the work orchestrated to get each of his children "ready for him". Also it was a reminder to me to share my story with other's, to share Him, to help the cause of getting the world ready. He will not return until the Whole world hears!!

Jesus died for all of us.. he takes our sins, makes them white as snow. Pray to Him. . and YOU will be prepared for His return! Now. . bring on the snow!


Donna said...

It sounds like you are prepared on ALL counts. We weathered an ice storm a few years ago without power and it was the pits! You are ready and hopefully will be warm.
You are also spiritually prepared and ready. That is the most important thing a human can do. Wonderful post.

Georgia Jan said...

Wendy - I hope you get your snow! We are just supposed to get sleet and freezing rain - hopefully NO ice will build up. I've enjoyed looking at your blog and your family pictures. I hope 2011 is going to be a great year for you and your sweet husband Jonathan and all the "younguns!" We are all doing well. Take care -

Much Love,

Mom of Eleven said...

So good to hear from you. We got out snow!! Looks like 5 inches! The kids are chewing at the bit to get out there, so I gotta go! Hope we can catch up soon!

Mom of Eleven said...

Thank you, best compliment I could ever get. So far, just about 5 inches of snow. . no ice yet. I think south of here may be pretty icy, pray for safety here in Georgia. . we don't know how to do this!:)