january thaw.

January’s thaw loosens winter’s icy grip and brings reprieve.

The birds find berries once hidden in drifts of snow and the deer find fresh bark.

And water! Cool, clean, and fresh.

If God provides for these, how much more for you?

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Weighted down with heavy ice and snow, branches threaten to snap, exposing its tender green to the cruel cold.

But now, they spring up toward the sky once again.

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Whatever your winter is – God will bring hope and rest in the midst of it.