Winter’s Coming

I had a strange night last week; I couldn’t sleep. Was I worried? No. Was morning light invading the room from behind the curtains? Also no. Then I realised what it was. I’d not felt this for around six months: I was cold.

That same September morning, ice had formed on the windscreen, slightly delaying my commute. It wasn’t thick; the wipers made short work of it. Subsequent days were a little warmer. Still, it served as a useful reminder, as did the cold bed, that winter is coming. Even though we still occasionally enjoy a beguilingly warm day, wise folk are already preparing. The garden furniture is ready for covering with tarpaulin and gutters need cleaning. I’ve had one of the wood burners serviced in preparation for the cold season and two half-ton bags of logs delivered. I hear that sophisticated folk have supplies of natural gas piped directly into their homes that can heat them up cleanly and quickly. The age we live in!

When Christ returns, the joy and pleasure of humanity’s golden summer will truly begin. We will blossom and flourish, sin will be banished and God Himself will dwell among us. Until then, the current autumn will continue to cool into a chilly winter, where spiritual life will be pinched and frozen. What are you doing to prepare? 

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:16

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