Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas Church—February 6, 2014
The area around St Thomas Church is a bit treacherous today, but also stunningly beautiful. Ice sparkles from the trees and across the snow and the call of bluejays and other birds fill the air. Most of the walkways have been shoveled and salted, and the rest will be done on Saturday, when, hopefully, some of the crunchy top layer is softened. The parking lot has been plowed, but is thick with ice; use caution in driving and walking for the next couple of days. I hope that all of you have been safe and not too inconvenienced these past few days as we have dealt with the challenges of this winter’s weather. We can be grateful for those who see to the shoveling, plowing, salting, and all the other things that enable us to go about our days. What a blessing!
In the gospel for this coming Sunday Jesus says, “You are the salt of the earth.” A little further along he says, “You are the light of the world.” Perhaps you have met some ‘salt of the earth’ or ‘Light of the world’ folks these past few days – perhaps you have been those folks for others. Either way, what a blessing! What a way to glorify God!
“Glorify the Lord, O chill and cold,
drops of dew and flakes of snow.
Frost and cold, ice and sleet, glorify the lord,
praise him and highly exalt him forever.”
Peace and blessing,