When Will it Stop Snowing?!
"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up."
Sometimes I like snow. I like it when it is falling in the morning before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. It looks so pretty as it falls to the ground and looks like a white blanket has covered the yard. I like how it looks on the branches of the bare trees and bushes. It give dimension and pizzazz to the sad looking empty branches. I like seeing the footprints and sled paths that my kids make as they joyfully run out to play in the fresh fallen snow. However, by this time of the winter I am ready to be done with snow.
The mounds of the snow on the side and at the end of my driveway keep getting bigger. The rush of the powerful snow blower at my control throwing snow 10-12 feet in the air is even starting to lose its appeal. The long sidewalk on the side of our house seems to be getting longer and longer with each snow fall. Snow removal is "snow" longer any fun. I am dreading the snow that is supposed to come again this week. I just cleaned and salted the driveway yesterday! I just want to stop dealing with it. I know that as a good and responsible adult I need to keep dealing with the snow. I am just becoming very weary of it.
Often in our life, we become weary of doing the right thing. Being patient with our kids, honoring our bosses, eating healthy, removing snow and the list goes on. Scripture reminds us in Galatians 6:9, "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." We don't do good things in our life because it is "the right thing to do". If we do things for that reason, we will surely give up! As a follower of God, we do right things in our life to honor Him and to make Him know to those around us. This verse reminds us that we need to persevere in doing these "right things" because in our honoring of God, in the end, he will reward us in eternity for living for Him. As we do good, we will also notice that it is what’s best for our lives, our relationships, our work, and our spirit.
So, as we once again clear our driveways, sidewalks, and cars from the snow this week, let us remember to keep doing good! Let us strive to honor God in all we do and say as we go.