we have had the longest cold spell that i can ever remember.
ponds have frozen over for the first time. our swimming pool
even has an inch or two of ice.
ironically, our freezer blitzed out because the inside iced over.
in a short time, our food and even the freezer drawers were iced
completely shut. the freezer was too frozen to do what it was
made to do.
i couldn't help but think about the times when my heart has become
cold through pain, selfishness, or sin. i couldn't love those dear to
me or accomplish any of my necessary tasks well. it was difficult to
even get out of bed. my heart felt as if it were made of stone.
ezekiel 36:26 says that He will give us a new heart...that He will
remove our heart of stone and give us a tender, responsive heart.
who wouldn't want that?
back to the frozen freezer....we had to leave the door open all night
and blast it intermittently with a blow dryer and space heater. you
can imagine the eventual pools of water, towels, buckets, hard work!
i think our hearts are worth at least that much work.