Years from now when we look back at the winter of 2014 most people will remember the snow, the cold, the days off school.
What I’ll remember most though is the unexpected blessings that God has given me this winter. While I’ve appreciated the extra physical workouts moving snow into large piles what has been most unexpected is quality time with my wife and kids.
You see, I’d never take 3 days off in a row to sit in my house and play games with my family. Not that I don’t love spending time with them but if I’m taking a day off it needs to have purpose. I’d never choose to show up late to work. Multiple days of 2 hr delays for my kids school have allowed us to sit and have breakfast together or just enjoy a good episode of “Cat in the Hat”.
I was reading Psalm 31:19 last week. “How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you.”
Today I’m so thankful that God’s goodness has taken the form of snow, cold temps, and days off school. I’m thanking Him for these unexpected blessings. He has goodness stored up for those who fear Him. It may not appear in the form you anticipate. Apparently, he also has snow stored up as well. Have you noticed any unexpected blessings so far this year? If so, what are they?