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I’m like a kid in a candy store….on Christmas Eve…waiting for Santa…with bells on (I don’t even know what this last phase means or why someone would have “bells on” but it’s always said by people who are excited about something so I included it). Snow is coming! Wahoo!
I love snow. I live in Buffalo. I expect it and want it during Biegner Winter. I don’t want it to be this cold without snow. Bills games in 39 degrees and rain are the worst. Running outside on ice is terrible. 6 inches of snow is always awesome and beautiful and fresh…until Bill the Dog goes outside and turns it yellow that is.
If you’re not living in the 716, you might not realize that we are scheduled to get a lake effect snow storm tonight. That means you could get somewhere in between 2 inches and 2 feet. And if the TV meteorologists, bless their hearts, tell you that they know exactly who will get exactly how much, they are lying and have absolutely no idea.
We haven’t had much snow at all this winter (36 days into Biegner Winter) so I’m super excited.
(Now Steve, there might be people reading this that actually hate snow. Be sensitive you dope!!)
I know there might be people reading this that actually don’t like snow. I get it. Shoveling. Driving. Whatevering outside becomes move challenging. I’m sorry if I was over the top. Be careful and stay inside and safe!
( Nice going pastor. Now you’re telling people not to come to church?! That’s the second time you’ve done that recently. How are you going to turn St. Paul’s into the Crystal Cathedral if everyone stays home?? And also, how will they stay connected to God??)
Please remember while you might be at home a bit more often in the super-amazing-beautiful-skiing allowing snow, you can still stay connected to God! Prayer still works in the snow. Bibles still open as books or as apps in the snow. TV Church still turns on in the snow. The YouTube has every worship service we’ve done at St. Paul’s during Covid and through WNY Church Unleashed in the snow. And don’t get me started on the Facebook…or Meta…or whatever it is. There’s good stuff there too in the snow.
(So wait, if it snows, we’re not instantly disconnected from God?)
In other words, if it snows, you are not disconnected from God. In fact as Paul said to the Roman Church, “nothing can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus; no heights (of snow) nor depths (of snow); no (snow) angels or principalities (that don’t remove snow); not the snow that is present or the snow that is to come.”
(Wait, seriously, nothing?)
Enjoy the snow if you can. I will. But even more, enjoy God’s unbreakable connection and love for you!
Lord of the snowstorms, bring it to those who like it. And love both sides of the argument. Amen
Be well, safe and blessed!