Anyway ... today, we were just finishing up our walk through her neighborhood, standing in her driveway, when we, like I just said .... were standing. Yep ... just standing. We didn't stand in silence for too long, but it was great. Today was a beautiful day. It was warmer than it's been in several weeks ... the sun was shining, and there was a cool breeze. Alex said it felt a little like spring with the warmth of the sun and the birds chirping. As we stood there, enjoying the warm(er) weather, standing in silence, I breathed in the cool January air, listened to the birds chirping and the wind rustling the trees, and I looked up at the pure, blue sky. It was gorgeous for those few moments. And I turned to Alex and said, "This is our glimpse of grace for today."
And it was. We chatted for a minute about how not only the gorgeous day was His grace in action but how the changing seasons are His grace. We don't deserve variety. We don't deserve the fun each season brings, the beauty each brings. But God gives 'em anyway.
So the next time you think, "I hate winter. It's so cold out here." think about God's grace. :)