WAITING FOR THE STORM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©

It looks like we’re in for a big winter storm. It’s been a while since we’ve seen one. Like a blanket of pure white, it will cover the brown grass and spread a glimmer like a million diamonds. We’re anxious for that perfect White Christmas. We need a little shine to our dreary existence these days. We have just the right scenario for the perfect storm. The year is coming to an end. We feel we’ve been cheated out of our most favorite holiday gatherings, yet snow is like whitewashing everything. With it comes beauty, perfection, purity, hope. May the promise of the Savior of the world, give you the peace you need this year and always.

It seems that just a day ago, small buds of green appeared,

The signs of spring were everywhere, then quickly disappeared,

A winter storm with lots of snow comes roaring into town,

The cloak of white is beautiful, but it’s still upside down.

When we are struggling in our sin, when death is at our door,

We hope to go with hearts washed clean, to where we sin no more,

The whiteness of our Father’s love, has washed away all sin,

He’s opened up the gates to heaven so we can enter in.

We will endure the storms of life, they come and go each day,

Like unexpected winter storms, they soon will melt away,

The freshness of new life returns when we can see the Son,

The perfect lamb of God was born, He lived for everyone.

He washed our every sin away and took them to the cross,

When death took hold, our sins died too, our gain came at great cost,

But death could not contain our Lord, He rose again and lives,

Though storms continue through our days, we know our God forgives.

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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7 Responses to WAITING FOR THE STORM

  1. Salvageable says:

    Enjoy your Christmas snow. What a beautiful reminder of Christ’s righteousness covering our sins. But the last time we had Christmas snow down here in central Arkansas, we also lost power for five days. J. Merry Christmas!!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I hope we don’t get snowed in for Christmas. We’re hoping to gather with family tomorrow night. Guess God has it all in his hands. Merry Christmas to you and I hope it doesn’t snow in Arkansas.

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  2. Kathy, I enjoyed the connection of winter’s snow to God’s promise. We just might see snow on the ground here for Christmas (only happens about 25% of the time). With each snowflake, I will be thinking of your poem’s message. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. May the joy of this wonderful season stay with you for the coming new year.

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  3. K.L. Hale says:

    Your writing is so beautiful, Kathy. And your husband’s paintings~stunning. Merry Christmas precious lady! I hope the winter storm has settled into beauty on this amazing day of our Savior’s birth! 🎄❤️💚♥️

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      We got about ten inches of snow and it’s beautiful. Our son came and shoveled us out and we spent Christmas Eve with him and his fiancée and our youngest daughter and her family. We then zoned with our oldest daughter and her family whose son is teaching in S. Korea. Blessings to you and thanks for your encouragement.

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      • K.L. Hale says:

        What a beautiful time you’ve had and sounds like an amazing family ❤️ I’ve been able to FaceTime my two sons, daughter-in-law’s, and grandkids in Alaska and Washington. It’s been perfect! Last night I spent Christmas Eve with my parents, oldest sister, niece, nephew, and twin and brother-in-law. We kept it small. I feel so blessed ❤️💚

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