The Thaw

After three days of Ice and Snow, we have ventured above freezing.  Now everything is thawing out.  Ice is breaking off from power lines and dropping to the pavement below.  The ground has become slush as the melted water mixes with the snow.  The sun has come out to help the thawing process.  The warming trend is nice.  Hopefully it will all be better tomorrow.

As I was looking at the ice melting and the ground thawing out, I was reminded of how this is often like our spiritual lives.  We become cold and hardened to the things of God, or at least our spiritual fire cools off.  Our growth seems to freeze and we do not sense God like we used to.  But when the sun comes out, or shoudl I say the SON, He helps thaw our icy hearts and begins to warm us up to Him.  The Son causes us to have a fire where we had become cold.

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”  Ezekiel 36: 26

God wants to light a fire in us again and give us new hearts and a new life.

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