“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-15 New International Version
Hard to believe that just a week ago this was the path into my house. After being dumped on by 18 inches of snow, there was no place to go with it. Add to that the fact that I threw my son up on the roof to shovel off the heavy snow that was up there, and this is what you get. Luckily, a week of warm weather has melted a lot of it, but I still have high snow banks in my yard. And foresee that I will be seeing snow out my windows for quite a while yet.
Eventually it will all melt. Spring will come, the crocuses will bloom and the grass will turn green. But you know what, living here in northern Wisconsin, I have to face the fact that in a mere seven months, it will be back.
Just like Mother Nature keeps hitting us with bad weather, our sinful natures keep coming back too. We can’t escape it. All we can do is turn to God and seek his forgiveness from our sins. And turn to our shovels the next time it snows.