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Warm Once Again

I haven’t written in forever. I’ve been so focused on other things on my life that I have forgotten to write, forgotten to slow down and take time. Today in our Bible community, our leader (Shaun!!) just gave us time to read through John 1. I didn’t realize how much I needed it until now. I prayed for the first 5 minutes, and loved the way my prayers flowed from me. What I loved the most is the sudden warm feeling that filled me throughout my entire body. All morning, I had been freezing, (Thanks Canada!) but a sudden warmth flowed through my veins and spread through my whole being until I was warm once again.

Then, I looked down and opened my Bible. And I read. I really did. I poured myself into the pages, looking for some sign, some symbol, some verse that would reach out to me. And suddenly, my eyes were pulled from the paragraph I was reading to a different paragraph altogether. In fact, it wasn’t even in John 1. I turned the pages until I reached John 3, and read down the page until I reached verses 19-21.

19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

That was what hit me. Not a verse about how much God loves us, or about how precious we are, but a verse about us. How everything we do is showing that we are children of God. When we are hateful, and evil, and sinning, God is watching. He is like a father. He is proud when we succeed, and loving but disappointed when we fail. So we must strive like diligent children to make our Father proud.

I encourage all of you to take a little bit of time after reading this. Just some time to pray, to tell God your hopes and worries and fears and thoughts. Pray for help, pray for comfort, thank Him for life and things you are thankful for, but just pray. Keep Him updated. Every father is proud when their children admit they need help and come to them. So admit to Him where you need strength, pray for help with taking away sin, and know that He will always be there, our Father, warming us up with spiritual fervor when we fall into the cold darkness of sin and evil. Just like a dad after you are out in the snow and come back inside, freezing cold, and your hands numb. He’ll take your hands in His, and make them warm once again. Not lukewarm, and not burning. But the beautiful, perfect in between. He’ll give us His peace, as we become warm once again.

He will make us warm once again.

About kateg

Hey, my name is Kate. I love my family, sports, crafts, and hanging out with my friends. I enjoy travelling and meeting new people. I am hopeful that I will go deeper into my faith this year. I really love laughing and making people laugh.

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  1. I understand this cold so much. You say you are from Canada? I am from Moscow and visit this website many times. I forget to open my Bible and read because sometimes it is hard to understand. And I run from my Father in my forgetfulness. So thankful to read this morning and be reminded!

    • Hey Dasha, I’m so glad I could reach out to you through this post. I love that we both understand both physical cold and spiritual cold. I hope that you continue to read on here and learn more about faith! 🙂

  2. Kate, you are such an amazing writer. The fact that you can take an emotion and write it onto a page with the same depth and meaning is amazing. The world is your literal canvas, for you to paint on and dance around. I see everything your writing like an artistic piece or a slow moving movie, and I can just imagine you writing this and I start remembering back on the days you wrote these. Keep writing what you do because I’ve seen how many people you have help, you are just that kind of person. Keep going because this is definitely your thing. Love ya!

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