Sunday, February 7, 2010
So Much Snow
This weekend, we had around 18" of snow. It is very pretty! In many ways, it is nice to be snowed in. Our neighbor began shoveling our street with his tractor/plow on Friday evening. If it weren't for him, our street would be impassable each time we get a heavy snow. So thank you, Charlie and son and son-in-law for the terrific service for our street. The county plows have not been seen on the side streets, but I am sure there are many main roads occupying their time. We lost our power for about 6 hours yesterday. It came back on around 6 PM yesterday, then out again from 8:30 through the night and back on again mid-afternoon today. My husband cooked breakfast and made coffee on our gas grill. Love that man!! He started a fire in the fireplace and then when breakfast was ready and the house was as "cozy-ozy" (my daughter's lingo), as possible without power,he called me to come and get it. I do think I will keep him.
I have often said if I were a pilgrim, I would be one of the dead ones in that first winter in America. That's a fact.
Since we didn't go to church, our pastor encouraged us to worship at home and to use Psalm 19 as a focal point. Even though we were without the kind of power I have grown accustom to, I am never without the power of God as He reveals Himself to me, especially in a snowstorm.
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
3 There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard. [a]
4 Their voice [b] goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is hidden from its heat.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is pure,
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
and altogether righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.
11 By them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can discern his errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then will I be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.