Although that's a different title for a devotional, this particular song played numerous times over the Christmas holiday as Gary and I tuned into a station that bore the name, Holiday Traditions. Countless couples have sung this song together over the years and we were surprised each time we heard it by different duo.
I honestly think the song was foreshadowing the cold temperatures we would be experiencing throughout late December and now January! It is freezing here in Pittsburgh and it doesn't look all that warm and toasty in the southern states. As a lot of us might contemplate a quick trip to the Virgin Islands to warm up these bodies, I often think that this is a great time to bundle up with a good book, a cup of your favorite warm drink and just "veg out" as the expression goes.
Just as God rested on the seventh day from creating the world and everyone in it, He did so to give us an example of a term we often pay no attention to....RESTING! The grass is dormant, the trees are bare, the flower bulbs are hibernating and the earth is taking a snooze for the next several months. Why shouldn't we?
My suggestion during this time of extreme cold is to think about an inside project you've been wanting to accomplish. Perhaps a book or two you desire to read, or that elliptical is staring you down each day as you pass by and needs some company. Whatever you have been putting off once those Christmas decorations are all packed away, make a quick list of a couple of items and get to it! Always wanted to paint? Have one of those adult coloring books laying around? Need to find new recipes to enhance your cooking skills? There are numerous things we can do to fill these cold days of winter; however, don't let the day go by without talking with the Father and reading from His Word. He just might have a great message for you and a way to spend these cold days!