October 25, 2010

Winter Season Of The Soul

God will perform that which He has spoken to you, in His time and in His season.  Consider that:
  • Moses waited 40 years in the desert before carrying out God’s call. Exodus 2
  • Abraham waited over 20 years for the fulfillment of God’s promise. Genesis 15
  • Joseph endured 14 years of prison, false accusation, hatred and rejection by his family, before the word of God was fulfilled. Genesis 37

This cold winter season of the soul is a journey that all of us will take at some point in our lives.  Sometimes it is a journey that others may not understand and often it is a journey that no-one can walk with you.  It is a path that you walk alone.  You may feel that even God has abandoned you, but He hasn't.  It is a time when the deep things of God germinate deep within our very being. When this season has past, new life will spring forth.

Pristine snow lays cold upon the ground.
Icy winds have polished the drifts
Until they gleam under the weak rays of the winter sun.
For the one who sits in warmth,
A wonderland it seems of sorts.  
But there is another that God bids “come”.
The winter season of the soul
Is more than glittering frost on icy ground;
It’s a cold and cheerless night
where no end is seen in sight.
The frosty breath swirls in mists

as toes get colder in the drifts.
No other one has walked this way
as undisturbed the snow still lays.
The gentle sun does shine this day
But just enough light for one step away.
Lack of life, warmth and cheer are what is with us here.
Yet our hope is held fast,
Knowing that this time won’t last.
The cold cloaks secrets in the snow;
A miracle of life is what we know.
In the fullness of His time
A bulb will open to the light
And the seeds will begin to sprout.
So this path is deep with snow,
Yet step by step with Him we go.

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