This morning winter is weighing on my heart and tiring me out. Physically, the cold wears me out. I feel 50 years old in the way young kids think 50 must feel like (ancient). I tell myself, "One day closer to spring." I say this to everyone who mentions the cold or the snow. "We're one day closer to spring," I say. I say this for them, but I say this mostly for me because I don't want to complain about God's winter for He surely loves it. But I admit I love the verse from Song of Solomon 2:11. It says "For behold, the winter is past. The (snow) is over and gone." Okay, the verse doesn't say snow. It says rain, but I thought it was okay to change it because one day soon it will apply here (and probably where you are too).
I didn't want to end on a note of negativity this morning. But then I got this quote from C.S. Lewis via Biblegateway this morning it seemed to fit. It is what I am going to try and do once I get off the computer. Lewis writes, "The value of the myth (or story) is that it takes all the things we know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by 'the veil of familiarity.' The child enjoys his gold meat (otherwise dull to him) by pretending it is buffalo, just killed with his own bow and arrow. And the child is wise. If you are tired of the real landscape, look at it in a mirror. By putting (whatever) into a (story), we do not retreat from reality: we rediscover it. As long as the story lingers in our mind, the real things are more themselves."
This will seem silly to some, but I like the thought. Maybe today my winter will be Narnia right before Aslan appears. Right when it begins to thaw because Aslan "in on the move."
One day closer to spring my friends. Halleluia!