|Little Scotty at Our Big Old Interesting House in Winter|
Proverbs 31:21 "She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household is clothed with scarlet."
I'm not sure what "scarlet" has to do with clothing for the family for winter. Scarlet usually means red or bright red colors. Red denotes warmth, so perhaps that is what is meant. Anyway, I think the idea is to be prepared for winter! Make sure your kids have their mittens, scarves, hats, boots, jackets, snowsuits, etc. all ready before the first snowfall!
|Scotty and big brother Benton-first snow!!|
|Matthew and Benton enjoying their first icicles!|
But more than that, the importance of being spiritually prepared to meet our Savior at any time comes more into focus in the wintertime. I have probably prayed more fervently on the roads in the wintertime than at any other time of the year. I've prayed more diligently for my husband and loved ones as they'd travel to and from work or school during a snowstorm or worse yet, freezing rain and sleet. I've had my own close calls several times, and discovered the protective power of God and His angels over me as I narrowly escaped serious accidents.
|The way our big old interesting house looked after the first snowfall|