The Dog N Suds closed way back the middle of September. The Windmill ice cream parlor north of town shut its doors for the season about the same time. Dairy Queen closed a few weeks ago and then got bulldozed off the map. Luckily they will be opening in the spring in a better and bigger building, but what until then? It makes for a long winter when you can’t go anywhere for a simple ice cream cone.
Other businesses in other towns around the country are putting up similar signs and locking up until spring. What are people supposed to do? No wonder we get cranky when the dark days of endless cold and snow drag on.
Lucky for us, God never closes for the season, or for any other reason. He is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Is it wrong to pray to Him for a chocolate milkshake?
"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39 New Living Translation