Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.

I spoke to someone this morning who vacationed, "up north" for Thanksgiving. They are natives of Florida, so I asked, "How was the weather?" COLD!!! They were so glad to be back in warm south Florida. (For those of you who are wondering, it's a beautiful 79 degrees right now.)

Now for those of you who love your snow and cold, GOD BLESS YOU! Not me. I use to live in the land of frozen tundra. (Basically, any point north of Orlando.) I can tell you that I would turn blue around September and thawed out around May. I just can't do it.

In my years in South Florida, I have seen snow flurries a couple of times. One year, it really snowed. People were calling me on the phone to tell me. So I went outside. Sure enough, big flakes were falling out of the sky. The problem was, it's wasn't snow. A controlled burn at Lake Okeechobee had got out of control. They wanted to burn a couple thousand acres. They ended up burning around 10,000. All that ash was falling out of the sky. You should have seen the looks on peoples faces as they stuck their tongues out to catch their, "snowflake." It was funny.

If it did snow in South Florida, I am pretty sure that would mark the beginning of the apocalypse.

Philippians 4:11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.

Snow or sand, oak trees or palm trees, warm or cold, it really doesn't matter.  

Contentment is the key to enjoying the holidays.  We can become so occupied with making the holidays, "perfect" that we end up ruining it for ourselves.  Remeber this, people would prefer to have your presence rather than your presents.  

Let Christ be the key to your Christmas and enjoy a most wonderful time of the year.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, teach me to be content this holiday season.  AMEN 


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