Sunday, March 24, 2013

Icebreaker Mackinaw



We have been watching this icebreaker for two days.  My husband has been waiting for this day since the shipping season closed on January 15.  It will officially reopen at midnight tonight.  The ice across the river was solid and thick and at times caused the Mackinaw to come to a complete stop.  It had to back up and try again.  They accomplished their mission with a track wide enough for a ship to transit.  We should see our first ship pass down bound tomorrow afternoon or evening.  The snow covered ice on the river has been beautiful, but I am ready for open water...the eagles have already found it ;)!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Whiter Than Snow

Yes, there is still snow here and I must say I am ready for warm sun with open windows.  But I still love waking up in the morning to see a fresh layer of snow covering everything!  It is a reminder of God's goodness!   Psalm 51:7b..."wash me, and I will be whiter than snow".  Rev 3:4b..."They will walk with Me, dressed in white, for they are worthy".  Rev 7:13-14..."These in white robes - who are they"...?   What is white?  It's the absence of can't mix colors to create white.  It is the opposite of black.   White is color at its most complete.  It is pure, perfect, innocent, clean and whole.  "Whiter than snow" is a description of the redeemed made white in the blood of the Lamb!  Jesus will take the ugly sins I have in my life and wash them away - just as new fallen white snow makes the world new.  I am only worthy of the white robe because He made me worthy.  It was nothing I did or could ever do on my own.  Thanking You Jesus that Your creation exemplifies this and many other Truths!