WORDS OF ENRICHMENT
THE COMFORT OF WINTER
Every season brings something different both naturally and spiritually.
Spiritually our winter season represents dormancy. We do not see
visible growth. It may sometimes display a cold, isolated, distant and
even an unkind feeling. Also, it could be a time for some when we
don’t hear from God as we feel we should which often puts us in an
uncomfortable place and space.
But winter also has its advantages because even though we may not
see visible growth during this season our roots, which are beneath the
surface will have an opportunity to go down deep into the Lord
searching for and connecting to His power, strength, love, warmth and
so much more that only He can provide. It’s an opportunity to get
closer to Him and to feel His warm embrace.
“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him.
Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you
will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:7
I always enjoy and look forward to that wonderful feeling of getting
my favorite comforter and snuggling up during the cold winter days
and nights because I feel the warmth and security of that comforter.
It’s the same in the spiritual, during those cold, isolated and lonely
days and nights allow the Comforter (the Holy Ghost) to comfort you,
knowing that he is your helper, counselor, keeper and encourager. So,
during this winter season allow Him to be all that you need Him to be.
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you forever.” John 14:16 What an awesome
During this winter season, allow God to gently cover you as He takes
you to a deep place of serenity and intimacy.
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if
we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not
be so welcome.” –Anne Bradstreet