It’s not exactly looking like winter where we live though we could still have a white Christmas…you never know. A couple of eventful things today…my birthday, my dear daughter lost her first front tooth, and my son managed to spill all his lunch on the restaurant floor. Never a dull moment at our place.

The reading today talks about winter seasons. “It is easy for me to worship in the summer sunshine, when the beautiful melodies of life seem to fill the air, and the lush fruit of life is still on the streets. But when the songbirds cease and the fruit falls from the trees, will my heart continue to sing?…when I can remain in His house through the darkness of night and worship Him, I have accepted Him for Himself alone.”

“My goal is God Himself, not joy, nor peace,
Not even blessing, but Himself, my God;
It’s His to lead me there, not mine, but His–
‘At any cost, dear Lord, by any road!’

So faith bounds forward to its goal in God,
And love can trust her Lord to lead her there;
Upheld by Him, my soul is following hard
Til the Lord has fulfilled my deepest prayer.

No matter if the way is sometimes dark,
No matter though the cost is often great,
He knows the way for me to reach the mark,
The road that leads to Him is sure and straight.

One thing is sure, I cannot tell Him no;
One thing I do, I press towards my Lord;
Giving God my glory here, as I go,
Knowing in heaven waits my Great Reward.”

– Streams in the Desert

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