reprieve.

Every winter in Upstate NY, we experience the “January Thaw”. I’m sure it’s not exclusive to where I live, but nevertheless, we look forward to it. The temperature rises to the mid to high 40’s and the snow and ice melts. It’s as if winter pauses briefly for a week before the next blast of cold and snow.

If there is a break in winter’s rhythm, there is a break for you, too.

Sometimes, we can be so overwhelmed with our present circumstances that we may not be aware of the joy that is often mingled with our sorrow.

thaw

Have you ever been crying and then found yourself laughing at something? Those are moments that come upon us when we weren’t expecting it.

We aren’t always expecting a reprieve – relief that lasts longer than a moment. It’s a break from the constant pressure of whatever burdens you.

I think we should look for it. Just like the January Thaw.

God isn’t going to forget you.

~~~

Photo credit: Βethan / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

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