Tuesday, February 22, 2011


And he carried me away by the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God.
Revelation 21:10

Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.
Mark 10:15

I still get excited when it snows
even as I’m approaching my late twenties
I’ll call my friends to tell them it’s snowing

Snow cancels plans
frees up schedules
makes traffic stand still
gets kids out of school
puts them at play
stops rich neighborhoods
the same as poor

Busy people complain
about the inconvenience
while the rest of us
search sheds and garages
trying to locate poorly used sleds

Snow makes everything magic
transforms mundane landscapes
into fairy-tale kingdoms
un-kept yards and dilapidated houses
become something mysterious and new
a thin covering of white
makes ugly things beautiful

In St. John’s revelation
he saw the new Jerusalem
coming down from heaven

I imagine it looked a lot like a snow day.

1 comment:

Sharolyn said...

I feel the same way about snow. Nicely articulated